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Belize Botanic Gardens

Address: P.O. Box 180, San Ignacio, Belize
Phone Number: (501) 824-3101
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Belize Botanic Gardens is a great place to spend from a few hours to the whole day! Come and take...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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.
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Eugene, OR
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We spent a couple very relaxing hours here with a guided tour of the gardens. The gardener was very knowledgable and provided interesting details of each plant. The massages afterward were really nice too.

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Albany, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

On a recent tour with a university group, Mr. Willy led us through the medicinal trail, Maya cooking demonstration, and interactive broom making at BBG on duPlooy's property. Everyone was highly engaged, took away stories of the jungle, and relished in making crafts to take back home. Thank you duPlooy's and BBG!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is a good place to learn about plants in Belize and about the efforts to develop new agriculture. It was disappointing to see that only 1 orchid was in bloom in the orchid house. I was expecting a room full of flowers. But, the tour was really nice.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Made a stop here after a canoe trip, beautiful gardens and birds. Great way to spend the afternoon, guide was very knowledgeable.

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A wonderful place to visit. Feels like a walk through a well groomed park, with the exception being you are surrounded by very unusual plants. Incredible.

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Round Rock, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Willie thanks for the wonderful four-hour educational tour of the gardens. I never thought I could walk so much and still have the energy to keep going. All of my questions were answered thoroughly and you have a very wide knowledge of your garden. I would highly recommend the Botanical Garden to anyone who might be willing to take the... More 

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Calgary
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Many of the plants and birds of tropical climates, so different than western Canada. Also saw a swarm of army ants at work, devouring spiders and beetles in their path. The orchid house showcases the local orchids, many that are hard to find otherwise. Just remember to take mosquito spray!

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Naples, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My gratitude for the nice garden you created and especially the collection of tropical fruit trees.Also enjoyed the outdoors restaurant and the jungle trails

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went here after going to Xunantunich. It's a bit of a drive from the main highway on undeveloped roads, but it's definitely worth the trip. I think it was just about two miles from the highway, and you definitely want to have a car that can handle the pot holes. When we went our tour guide was Willy, he... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I went to the gardens in July. While I appreciate the work that has gone into them, because almost nothing was in bloom, we were not really blown away. Unfortunately it was not time of year for orchids. Would have been nice to get a discounted rate given that nothing was blooming. Would be worth a visit at the right... More 

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