Welcome to Belize Botanic Gardens
Our Mission at BBG …
‘to protect the floral biodiversity of Belize by existing as an information resource for the community, government, business and science’.
Belize Botanic Gardens is a must-see for anyone planning on visiting Belize. Within the Gardens 45 acres are several miles of trails and paths open to visitors.
You can walk along the rainforest trail and look for mahogany, the water-vine, vanilla, all-spice, and the “Bullet Tree”, a hard-wood fashioned into shields by the Maya to fend off Spanish bullets.
Learn how the Maya made use of the healing properties of plants found along the medicine trail; meander through a tropical fruit orchard, as you make you way towards the orchid house to view a collection of native plants and orchids.
Featuring nearly 100 unique palms species from Belize and around the world, the palm-area has its own separate exhibit to display some of the palms many uses. Nearby cycad circle showcases a collection of one of the world’s most ancient plant species and zingibre alley hosts a colorful array of gingers and heliconias, just waiting to be admired.
Visitors are welcome every day from 8 am – 4 pm.
We invite you to join us for a Guided Tour and/or wander about and explore the Gardens on your own.
Arrive early and make a day of it. You won’t be disappointed!