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Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

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Address: Frank Sound Road | North Side, Grand Cayman, KY1 1701, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 1 345 947 9462
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Home to orchids (in bloom late May through June) and elusive iguanas as...

Home to orchids (in bloom late May through June) and elusive iguanas as well as parrots and other birds.

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It was fun but hot

We went in July and it was very hot but we got to see parrots, blue iguanas, and a heron along with many beautiful flowers. The orchids were not in bloom sadly but I am sure it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Royse City, Texas
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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The park is stunning. The variety of plants is astonishing. I loved how there were iguanas wandering all over as well.

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Royse City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went in July and it was very hot but we got to see parrots, blue iguanas, and a heron along with many beautiful flowers. The orchids were not in bloom sadly but I am sure it is really pretty in the spring.

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Hagen, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was our intention to participate at the 11am guided walk through the Blue Iguana reserve but, on arrival, found out that this activity was closed for a non-defined period given breeding activity and related scientific research. Shame they did not mention this fact on their website. We then visited the gardens alone. The orchid blossom was over, all other... More 

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Bellingham, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The gardens were nice and my kids loved seeing the blue iguana. Once you are out of the garden area it can get a little desolate and hot. Stay near the main gardens and you will love it.

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This garden is an easy 30 to 40 minute drive from Georgetown. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. A nice air-conditioned visitor center will give relief to the heat. Definitely take water and dressed appropriately for the walk. The path is almost all flat with fine gravel. The scenery will change through the year, this may deter some people... More 

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Manassas, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Important tip: Get a bottle or two of water from the visitor center before setting out to see the gardens. We went to the gardens for the primary purpose of seeing the Blue Iguanas. Upon arriving, we found a note on the door advising that the Iguanas were in the midst of mating season and there would be no tours... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were highly disappointed with the gardens. we were told that this was the only place that we could see "blue Iguanas"...however no one told us that we wouldn't see them during this time because they are breeding. we saw many other things and the herbal plants were interesting, but def not what was sold to us and what we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful few hour trip. HOWEVER, extremely hot, bring lots of water with you, good shoes. Check if Iguanas are able to be seen. I did see one in wild but most were in lock down for breeding season. Wish I knew this before so call first. Visited in July 2016. There were some very interesting trees with big thorns on... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The botanical gardens were a pleasant surprise. Lot's of interesting areas well laid out and organized. We missed seeing the blue iguana due to mating season and the orchids were out of season.

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rochester, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful park, Different sections were great to see. Disappointed went for blue iganua which safari was closed so only got a slight peak. Bring water no drinking fountains on trail

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