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Belize Botanic Gardens

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Address: Big Eddy, Chial Road, San Ignacio, Belize
Phone Number: (501) 824-3101
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Belize Botanic Gardens is a great place to spend from a few hours to the...

Belize Botanic Gardens is a great place to spend from a few hours to the whole day! Come and take one of our guided tours through the gardens and discover some of the secrets within the plants and trees. Do you know what perfumes Chanel No5? or what tree can colour your clothes? come and find the answers. Visit our Orchid house with over 120 orchids species of Belize.

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The perfect introduction to Belize

We enjoyed this wonderful garden. It is beautifully arranged and very natural. We did not have a guide. The book they provide is excellent

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this wonderful garden. It is beautifully arranged and very natural. We did not have a guide. The book they provide is excellent

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Wisconsin
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a treat to spend time in this paradise with Oscar as our guide. Not everything was in bloom or full fruit production but he was great explaining how the botanical garden came to be (thank you duPlooey family!), the garden is completely organic, and there are so many medicinal plants that were used--and still are--by the Mayans.

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Thank RatherFlyThere
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The botanical garden on the property of the du Plooy's Jungle Lodge is well worth the time and money spent...especially if you hire a guide to give you all you want to know about the trees...and then some. There are also lots of birds to see. The earlier in the day of my visit to the garden I had fallen... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a reasonable fee, the garden will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the garden. Its a bumpy ride down a long, unpaved road, but well worth it to see this beautiful garden. We also saw monkeys and macaws! Our tour included lunch at the on-site restaurant. It was a wonderful afternoon!

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Kansas City
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72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a guided tour that lasted about an hour. The property has a vast and varied collection of tropical plants, trees, and birds. An easy walk and our guide discussed the plants and trees and their medicinal value. There is Mayan home that displays the living quarters and building materials. Around the home are the medicinal plants. We had... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like plants this is the place to visit. It will take about an hour and after you can go to the hotel bar and enjoy a very pricey beer with a fantastic view.

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lompoc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went through the gardens both to see the plants and the birds. We had a fantastic time. The Birds were amaizing. The walk through the garden is so nice you just spend all you time looking at all the plants and great trails.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Gorgeous grounds, great plant selection, and surprisingly informative self-guided tour. I was really impressed with this place. It's a nice 50-min walk from Chaa Creek, if you're staying there.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

My fiancé and I walked through this for a bit. It was very pretty. There are also some great hiking trails.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The Belize Botanic Gardens are located on the grounds of DuPlooy's Jungle Lodge where we stayed for a recent holiday. I am an avid gardener in the mountains of Virginia and I was mesmerized by the variety and maturity of the plantings, both indigenous and from other lands, that the garden contains. There are numerous fruiting trees, not many fruiting... More 

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