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“Excellent botanic garden” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Belize Botanic Gardens

Belize Botanic Gardens
Ranked #7 of 37 things to do in San Ignacio
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Vonore, Tennessee
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171 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Excellent botanic garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

The Belize Botanic Gardens is on the grounds of the duPlooy's Eco Lodge, and was started by the duPlooy family. It is quite impressive and beautiful. There are several trails within the garden including a Medicinal Trail featuring trees and plants used for various ailments. There is a greenhouse type structure that has many orchids. It's a great place for birdwatching. We spotted an agouti on one of our walks. If you're not staying at duPlooys I recommend a visit, and lunch. If you are staying at duPlooys you can wander through each day, and enjoy a night walk to see the nocturnal creatures.

Visited May 2014
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Sonora, California
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“Belize botanical gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

I saw some great birds, like the potoo and the red-headed woodpecker. guide was very knowledgeable. the grounds were beautiful

Visited May 2014
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Orange Park, Florida
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108 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We took a canoe from Table Rock Jungle Lodge up river to duPlooys Jungle Lodge to visit the botanical gardens. The gardens are truly beautiful and there are an enormous amount of flowers and fauna. A great way to spend an hour or a day.

Visited May 2014
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Menlo Park, California
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Belize Botanic Gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Visiting the Botanic Gardens was a terrific was to spend an hour or two. The naturalist explained the various trees/shrubs/flowers with particular emphasis on the historical medicinal purposes of these plants. One can be guided or self-guide (or both?). The plant material is well marked with common and Latin names. It is a lovely alternative to days of ruins-visiting.

Visited May 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Amazing if you love peace and nature”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

The Belize Botanic Gardens are a great place to visit. At the office you can buy a self guided booklet (I believe that was 15 Belize dollars per booklet and then there is no extra entrance fee per person) which will take you on a very clear walk trough the gardens. There is a lot of very interessant information about the different trees that are clearly marked along the (easy to walk on) path.

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