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Awesome garden adventure

Off the beaten track for the most part and under new management when we visited but the garden was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wendy Y
Worth the effort to get there

There is no public transport to the garden, it is a long walk from the main road so we got a taxi... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Mar186525
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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 3 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Daniel F
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.

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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

1  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

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Had a great time here. Many plants and trees to see. Many birds.... ****you must have a truck or SUV to get here***** Awesome staff.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We had a great time picnicking on the gardens, hiking the trails and looking at the beautiful plants. The 'trails' are a series of pretty short little trails, however they lead through some fun surroundings. We had a special little guide with us, Maggie the...More

Thank dphazelwood
Reviewed 7 March 2018

we had a delicious lunch is a picturesque forest setting which had a boardwalk over treetops to river view. they feed toucans in the morning which we missed but we did see many beautiful flowers and birds wandering around the garden. a tananger even came...More

Thank viajeragringa
Reviewed 6 March 2018

As a gardener, plant lover, & birder, 2 visits would have been very nice. I'm glad we opted for a guided tour and that we ate lunch there.

Thank likesnativeplants
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We stayed at the DuPlooy Lodge which is where the gardens are located. As other reviewers have mentioned this place is not as close to San Ignacio as you might think and it is a long 7 mile dirt road off of the main road...More

Thank Sarah S
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lindalep815
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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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