Belize Botanic Gardens

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Belize Botanic Gardens
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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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KevinElls
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA47 contributions
Nov 2021
It's a lovely property and a rich array of plants, but don't miss the chance to really learn about the plants. By hiring a guide for a very reasonable $20 we spend over an hour walking the property and learning about all the species, their medicinal properties and unique uses in the local region. Very relaxing way to spend an afternoon and made us appreciate the jungle even more.
Written December 3, 2021
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Aimee K
3 contributions
May 2022
We were staying at the Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge nearby and decided to visit the gardens. It was a nice walk with a lot of information about plants and trees, both local and from all over. We did a self-guided tour with the provided book, but I would recommend the guided tour so you don't miss out on any information. Rommuek (not sure of spelling) was in the front office. When we came back, he was so wonderful and talked to us about the monkey pot trees that were out front and the orchid nursery. He was very helpful and made the whole experience more interesting.
Written May 6, 2022
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Tulsi
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Ginormous Thanks to Judy and everyone at BBG for a most enjoyable stay. This place is truly magical what with such a vast array of tropical flora and fauna in a beautiful location. I learned so much during my time there studying medicinal and edible plants plus many of the other components that go into growing and maintaining a successful garden. Rudy as my guide explained things to me in a very thorough, precise and down to earth kind of way. When Ken & Judy acquired this land in 1993 it was just cow pasture and with their labor of love plus lots of dedicated help have transformed it into a slice of heaven right here on earth. The cottage where I stayed situated adjacent to the property was delightfully tranquil and surrounded by an abundance of nature ~ so awesome to awaken every morning to the symphony of bird calls. Also really cool to see school groups visiting BBG from all over Belize and knowing about the outreach to local communities creating opportunities for kids to learn meaningful new skills after which their success rate at finding employment in the botany field has been remarkably high.
Written March 1, 2020
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yogi m
Victoria, Canada5 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
My mom and I went for a visit to the Belize Botanical Gardens and we were so impressed. We were greeted by Roxi upon arrival who made us feel so welcome and set us up with a guided tour.

The grounds were truly nature beauty at its best. We had a wonderful guide named Enilson, who was asked many questions by those in our group and he was so knowledgeable. It was such a lovely morning and I can highly recommend it to anyone that is even slightly interested in local Belizean flora. I will certainly be back again.
Written February 10, 2020
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Louise E
Cassville, MO5 contributions
Jan 2020
This was our first tour while in the area for a week, and we did our best to convince every tourist we met to check it out. It is so beautiful and expansive. The manager, Rudy, gave us a lengthy tour that was just fascinating. The trails are very well maintained.

The Botanical Garden has a shop in San Ignacio and that is where you make the reservations, transport plans for the tour.
Written February 12, 2020
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buenoabogado
San Diego, CA428 contributions
Mar 2022
We took a canoe down the river from Mystic River Resort and spent a few hours around the Gardens - they handed us a very big self-guided tour book which was helpful. A tour might have been nice to do, but ambling about was what we wanted to do that day. Lunch at Sweet Songs was pretty good before we paddled back. It was a nice day.
Written June 22, 2022
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cassowaryfri
6 contributions
Nov 2021
We stayed at Sweet Song Lodge which is right next to BBG, we had a couple of hours to spend and decided to visit. The garden is better then we thought! Lots of trees and birds and the trails are nicely maintained. We arrived closed to closing the staff allowed us to stay past closing which is really really nice.

At the time of our visit, a northern Potoo was staying in one of the Guanacaste tree - we couldn't find it but one of the grounds keeper saw us milling about and helpfully point it out to us.
Written November 28, 2021
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Utsala
Hendersonville, NC63 contributions
Jan 2022
Visiting the botanical gardens was an impulse for us. We loved it! Make sure to take the paid tour, its worth it. We learned so much more from our guide than we could have on our own. He showed us the orchids and explained there attempts to catalogue, propagate and save Belize's native orchids from loggers. He also pointed out why each plant was unique and beneficial to people or its environment.

Quick note, Its about 4 miles down a gravel road, Don't worry you'll get there and its worth the drive.
Written January 19, 2022
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r0salar0sa
San Pedro, Belize8 contributions
Mar 2022
This is a fantastic display of all the botanical beauty Belize has to offer. It is interesting to put a "leafy face" to familiar names for trees, flowers and shrubs that you see or hear about. I came away feeling I was more at one with my Belizean surroundings. A beautiful way to spend a relaxing, calming afternoon after hectic 'adventuring'.
Written March 7, 2022
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GalvestonJT
Galveston Island, TX659 contributions
Aug 2021
We love botanical gardens and this one was was unique and informative. Our enthusiastic guide took around for 2 hours. He explained their trees in great detail. We were the only guests at the garden, in fact. Their specialty is tree varieties and orchids. Price is inexpensive. Go! Do not miss!
Written August 8, 2021
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