• BBG Graduated seven participants from the Professional Gardeners’ Program

    Posted on February 20, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    After ten weeks of intensive training, seven participants graduated from Belize Botanic Gardens Professional Gardeners’ Training Program on February 15th 2013. These students comprised the second group of trainees in the Gardeners’ program under the European Union’s Belize Rural Development Project II. Participants have completed 3 levels of Horticulture Training (Intro, Intermediate and Advance Level […]

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  • Rainforest Conservation Project -Sacred Heart Science Students Monitoring Plot

    Posted on December 18, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    Thanks to Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas, thirteen Sacred Heart College Science students have began setting up a permanent monitoring plots within the 37 acres of land adjacent to Belize Botanic Gardens. The aim of this project is to gather data, to conduct research, to analyse how eroded and widely cleared land once used for […]

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    Education and Conservation of Lowland Savanna

    Posted on June 30, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    “Education and Conservation of Lowland Savanna”, is a 3-year project funded by the Darwin Initiative that started in 2009. Guided by Dr. Neil Stuart of the University of Edinburgh, Duncan Moss of the UK Ordinance Survey, garden staff, along with botanist Zoe Goodwin and German Lopez of the University of Belize collected plants from several savanna areas […]

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  • Dr. Blackmore

    Posted on July 22, 2011 by in News

    Last week, Dr. Steven Blackmore, Director of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, spent a few days visiting us and we are proud to say that he made some very favorable comments about our gardens. We get pretty excited when people like Steve want to collaborate with us and help us move forward with our future […]

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  • Bauble Goes Abroad

    Posted on December 31, 2009 by in News

    How often do Canadian botanic gardens seek out the technology of Central American gardens? Not often, we bet. However, the biodiversity collection manager Bauble which was developed by our very own Brett Adams right here at Belize Botanic Gardens is now being used by the University of British Colombia Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant […]

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    Guide to the Orchids of Belize

    Posted on November 2, 2009 by in News

    Since 1996 Brendan Sayers of the Irish National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin has been working on the orchids of Belize. He began annual expeditions in Belize with Ken duPlooy, the Belize Botanic Gardens founder, in 1997. Brett Adams, now the Foreman of the Garden, joined BBG as a volunteer in 2002. He took over the care […]

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  • 400 Trees for Belize

    Posted on October 28, 2009 by in News

    Thanks to Fred Krueger and the Religious Campaign for Forest Conservation In February 2008 Fred Krueger presented Belize Botanic Gardens with $1,400US to plant trees on behalf of the Religious Campaign for Forest Conservation. Fred has been advocating tree planting for years in an effort to combat climate change. The project, called ‘Trees for Belize’ got […]

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  • Thanks, to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

    Posted on August 3, 2009 by in Uncategorized

    Magnolia Plantation and Gardens was one of my favourite places to visit as a child and I am happy to list them as new friends to Belize Botanic Gardens. Recently, one of the board members, Dylan Nelson (who is also a longtime friend to the duPlooy family), visited us at Belize Botanic Gardens. She must have […]

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  • Better Orchids to Come

    Posted on July 13, 2009 by in News

    We at Belize Botanic Gardens extend our sincere thanks to The Orchid Society of the Royal Botanical Gardens of Ontario and Scott and Phyllis Milne for their kind donations towards the orchid conservation work at the gardens. Undoubtedly, our native orchid collection is our most important collection in the botanic gardens. The orchids have been accumulated over 15 years […]

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