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Belize Botanic Gardens

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Address: Big Eddy, Chial Road, San Ignacio, Belize
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+501 824-3101

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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One of the highlights of our trip!

What a fantastic place! If you can, ask for Lucas, the owner, to give you a walk around the gardens. His knowledge is incredible and he will keep you entertained with a very hands... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Natalie V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic place! If you can, ask for Lucas, the owner, to give you a walk around the gardens. His knowledge is incredible and he will keep you entertained with a very hands on walk. We even saw howler monkeys on our walk!

Thank Natalie V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a self-guided tour and it was fantastic. A note on getting there: We were staying in San Ignacio town and while the first taxi wanted to charge $60 US just to take us one way, we asked another driver and he took us there, waited the hour and a half while we walked around, and then brought us... More 

Thank JimmyDee1984
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

Our tour guide told us about the medicinal properties of several of the plants. This made the visit not only beautiful, but informative. But even without the medicinal plant information, the gardens are a beautiful way to spend a few hours.

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roslyn, new york
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

Down the dirt road..... near Chaa Creek, adjacent to Du Plooys, a truly beautiful, well maintained, well planned, informative Botanical Garden. With you $7.50 entrance fee you receive a informative book that gives you a self guided tour and information on the native, indigenous and common plantings. Take your time to stroll and enjoy the garden. Then have lunch at... More 

Thank res5137
Somerset, New Jersey
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

This is a great garden, but check ahead to be sure that you will see a lot in bloom. In March, none of the deciduous trees had leaves, and few flowers were in bloom. That said, Josh described the medicinal properties of probably 20+ plants we saw, as well as talking about the history of Belize and the Maya.

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Lovely and extensive gardens, which are very quiet an relaxing. The river is closed and there is a small lake as well. Beautiful plants and flowers in a lovely setting

Thank Staffsmartin
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 7, 2017

My friend and I visited here from Chaa Creek and were given a terrific tour by Lewis, one of the gardeners. He filled us in on the history of the place and told us about the specimens and a bit about local Mayan culture. If you like gardens or have any interest in plants, this was worth the visit. We... More 

Thank Laurie J
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

In February it is winter and many plants are dormant. Hence, few blooms even in the orchid house. But some nice walks. We did not engage a guide but I now think it would have been helpful.

Thank Mary Beth E
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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our outing to the Belize Botanic Gardens, which we combined with a walk around DuPlooy's Jungle Garden Lodge. Our main focus was bird watching rather than botany but we enjoyed both places. Staff were pleasant at both places, setting out fresh fruit at DuPlooys and showing us the roosting spot of the Northern Potoo bird at... More 

Thank jazzie F
Okanagan Valley, Canada
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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

We stayed in San Ignacio and this place is a bit of a drive out of town. No problem if you have a rented vehicle, but $40 bz each way for a taxi, plus a few more so he waits around for you makes this a little expensive.

Thank Milton W

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