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Beautiful and easy with self-guide

We did this walk in an afternoon with the self-guide. The book helps you identify plants and trees... read more

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hannahbN1415AE
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Lansing, Michigan
also great birding

The vegetation and layout was varied and beautiful and worth the bumpy trip by itself - I went... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2019
Chuck R
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San Francisco, California
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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...more
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Reviewed today

We did this walk in an afternoon with the self-guide. The book helps you identify plants and trees along the walk, and what their ancient/current uses are for. The best part though was Maggie and Daisy the two dogs that live on site, lead us...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

The vegetation and layout was varied and beautiful and worth the bumpy trip by itself - I went twice. The place is very tranquil and mostly devoid of other visitors. I went for the birding and easily hiked all the trails and the fire tower...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chuck R
Reviewed 12 January 2019

Started by a transplanted Canadian couple nearly 3 decades ago, this is a treasure. The Botanical Garden is adjacent to the lodge they built and operated (until recently). Formerly jungle and corn farm, these acres have been transformed into a gardener's delight. Staff is knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Felicia B
Reviewed 7 January 2019

a nice stroll through the lush Belize Botanic Gardens, located some 20km ou of San Ignacio, follwing first the road to Benque, then turning left at the Maya Field (small local airport) and following the dirtroad to its end (the last bit steep up, then...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 24 September 2018

we shared this tour with another couple, longish drive to get there but so worth it. Due to off season we were pretty much alone in these amazingly gorgeous gardens with a very well informed guide who allowed us to take our time and answered...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank none915
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Off the beaten track for the most part and under new management when we visited but the garden was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with a wide diversity of areas to wander through. Stopped for lunch on the terrace afterwards with authentic Belizean...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Wendy Y
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place to walk around, but it’s in the middle of nowhere. You’ll need to get a taxi if you don’t have a car, which makes it a fairly expensive trip. It takes about 30-40 minutes to get there from the town...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank KaiserFerris
Reviewed 21 May 2018

The gardens are family owned and has about 45 acres of mostly fruit trees. The staff is knowledgeable. They have a small orchid building. It takes about an hour to walk it.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank G2services
Reviewed 20 May 2018

There is no public transport to the garden, it is a long walk from the main road so we got a taxi and the driver waited for us. Well worth the expense. The garden is a 7 acre oasis carved out in the jungle, a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Mar186525
Reviewed 29 April 2018

After a leisurely lunch at Chaa Creek, off we went to botanical gardens. We were the only visitors there, and had 2 amazing dogs as our guides. Playful and friendly, they accompanied us and directed us to the most beautiful spots, then they swam in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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lindalep815
4 July 2018|
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Response from Dalena L |
Hi, my husband and I have a private Bioreserve including a collection of native orchids in the Cayo district. He was a professor in the US and has a PhD. in Biology and Ecology, before permanently moving to Belize. He would... More
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