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Belize Botanic Gardens

Big Eddy, Chial Road, San Ignacio, Belize
+501 824-3101
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Very pleasant and beautiful place to visit :)

It is a very beautiful place to explore with numerous trails and flowers to see. There are also... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
ak474me
,
Rockton, Pa
Paradise

The gardens were gorgeous, large, and diverse. We learned about medicinal herbs and learned how to... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Kevin E
,
Mesa, Arizona
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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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Big Eddy, Chial Road, San Ignacio, Belize
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

It is a very beautiful place to explore with numerous trails and flowers to see. There are also numerous birds in the area and some animals. Fortunately, I was able to see a couple of animals i had never seen before which were so cute...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

The gardens were gorgeous, large, and diverse. We learned about medicinal herbs and learned how to make crickets out of palm fronds.

Thank Kevin E
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

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!

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Reviewed 26 April 2017 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...More

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Reviewed 27 March 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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Reviewed 19 March 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...More

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Reviewed 15 March 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...More

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Reviewed 13 March 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

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Reviewed 7 March 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...More

1  Thank Laurie J
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Reviewed 15 February 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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