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Botanic Garden

What a great place to stroll around and enjoy the sites and sounds of birds. We saw our first... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peaceful and beautiful Botanical Gardens

Judy and her husband created the Botanical Gardens several years ago. The garden is lovingly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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
Big Eddy, Chial Road, San Ignacio, Belize
+501 824-3101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to stroll around and enjoy the sites and sounds of birds. We saw our first Keel-Billed Toucan here in the wild!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 123cyndie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Judy and her husband created the Botanical Gardens several years ago. The garden is lovingly maintained and curated. The self guided booklet and placards on the property help you understand how the plants are important for medicines, foods, and habitation/tools. Just walking through the Gardens...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adjacent to Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge, Belize Botanic Gardens is a labor of love, a marvelous place for botanist and birders to stroll and observe. It is a quiet space and most certainly work the effort to find and include in your Belize experience. Admission...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank james h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wandered around the gardens for a few hours. They are very well-maintained and the staff are happy to talk at length about pretty much anything. We should have packed a picnic, since we could have kept exploring, but we were getting hungry!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank galencampbell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Thank hannahbN1415AE
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
1  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
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4 July 2018|
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