Bilimbi bearing fruit
Bilimbi bearing fruit
Fruit from the Orchard
Fruit from the Orchard
Malay apple in bloom
Malay apple blossom

The Orchard

100% Organically Grown Tropical Fruits

Belize Botanic Gardens is a “Fruitopia,” with fruit trees growing nearly everywhere through out the Gardens’ 45 acres. The area with the largest concentration can be found within the Orchard, located on your left, as you enter the Botanic Gardens.

BBG is recognized for having the largest collections of tropical fruits in Belize and we are well known for the different types and variety of fruit trees we grow, and because we might just be the only place in Belize growing them.

Presently, growing in the Gardens’
are Alupag, Annona, Avocado, Bananas, Bilimbi, Black Sapote, Blogos, Breadfruit, Cherimoya, Coconuts, Custard Apple, Governor’s Plum, Jaboticaba, Jackfruit, Java Apple, Lemon, Limes, Longan, Lychee, Oranges, Plantain, Rambutan, Malay Apple, Mammy Apple, Mangosteen, Mango, Sapodilla, Sapote, Sweetsop, Soursop, Starfruit, Tamarind, White Sapote and many others.

Wander around a bit and see if after awhile you can recognize some of the different varieties of fruit trees growing in the Orchard. Each particular fruit variety has an accompanying label at the base of at least one nearby fruit tree of its kind.

Tropical Fruit Notes

With so many different fruits growing in the Garden, there’s a good chance at least one variety of fruit is in season and so we normally keep a basket of fresh fruit, at the front-office, for visitors to sample.

When you’ve reached an area showcasing some of Belize’s most important commercial cash crops, which include a “mini-banana-plantation,” pineapple patch, sugar cane display and a grouping of  dwarf coconut trees, you’ve reached the end of the the Orchard.

Nearby – the Orchid house & Medicine trail

Related – Horticulture practices at BBG

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