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Panama Flame flower in bloom
Bee Hive ginger

Welcome

Our Mission
“ 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.

Take a 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.

You can climb the fire tower that overlooks the garden and surrounding hillside and visit a traditional Maya house constructed out of materials gathered from the Garden and …. that’s just for starters.

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!

 

Cannon Ball tree in bloom

Visit The Garden

Modestly speaking we offer you beautiful plants in a beautiful setting, but we're oh! so much more. Our job is to inspire you to appreciate our leafy friends and ...

BBG class on Ethnobotany

Learning Opportunities

Learning at Belize Botanic Gardens provides a unique educational opportunity taught in nature's own classroom. Use our courses or let us assist your own faculty-led group ...

Garden Cottage

Stay With Us

Stay with us at BBG’s affordable, student-group Guest House, located within the Garden or stay in one of our private Cottages just 100 meters from the Garden entrance ...

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