“ 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!