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Belize Botanic Gardens

P.O. Box 180, San Ignacio, Belize
(501) 824-3101
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Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Asheville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed at Duplooys in part because of the Botanical Gardens, and my moms loves birding (we heard this was the place to be if you were a birder) and we were not disappointed. We went to the botanical gardens on a few occasions, and it was as if it got better each time. The amount of work that they... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Botanical Gardens were amazing. We did it as a small afternoon trip without a guide. We did some hiking which was wonderful. We went up to a big wooden structor and the view was amazing. We walked through a bamboo arch. All in all it was PERFECT!!!!!!

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Winters, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I chose duPlooy's lodge as they had the Botanical Gardens, and my wife is an avid gardener. I could not have made a better choice. The Botanical Gardens are administered by duPlooy's, in conjunction with the EU. The tour takes a little over an hour, and the beauty of this location is just breathtaking. We were fortunate enough to see... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our group visited the gardens and it was great! We loved seeing all the different types of trees and orchids. The guides were wonderful! We really enjoyed the overlooking the jungle and Macal River in the tree house too!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. The grounds are expansive and beautifully kept. There are several nice trails. You could easily spend all day here and never see everything.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A tour of this magnificent garden was 5 years in the making and it didn't disappoint. The setting of the garden alone is worth the price of admission, let alone the amazing plant collection that awaits you inside. Hundreds of orchid species, lush jungle, river vistas, lots of wildlife make this garden a must see if you are visiting the... More

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I hate to write this review because I really was looking forward to my visit to the botanical garden on the Duplooy estate. The orchid house had no orchids in bloom...maybe that is normal for the month of June - I don't know. The grounds are not as pretty as many of the lodges that do not profess to have... More

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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Belize Botanic Gardens is on the grounds of the duPlooy's Eco Lodge, and was started by the duPlooy family. It is quite impressive and beautiful. There are several trails within the garden including a Medicinal Trail featuring trees and plants used for various ailments. There is a greenhouse type structure that has many orchids. It's a great place for... More

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I saw some great birds, like the potoo and the red-headed woodpecker. guide was very knowledgeable. the grounds were beautiful

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Orange Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We took a canoe from Table Rock Jungle Lodge up river to duPlooys Jungle Lodge to visit the botanical gardens. The gardens are truly beautiful and there are an enormous amount of flowers and fauna. A great way to spend an hour or a day.

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