Something For Everyone

Something For Everyone at Belize Botanic Gardens

From young children to Senior Citizens, there is something for everyone at Nature’s Classroom in Belize. Visit us any day from 7am-4pm.  Make your group reservation by calling 671-3322 in advance.

Primary School  

It is wonderful to learn outdoors where you can smell, see, taste and touch plants and hear  stories about them.  Teachers bring your class and parents.  Children from San Ignacio and beyond can come for the day. Let us help you plan your curriculum-based field trips.

High School 

Teens make the toughest customers but we are confident we can design a tour for your students.  Classes from First to Fourth Form class will benefit by getting up close and personal with nature. Choose from advanced level field trip topics or talk to us about a custom trip designed to fit your curriculum.

Higher Learning and Foreign Students

 

We offer an ideal learning spot for students of a variety of sciences and skills. Vocational students pursuing a career in agriculture can come for a lesson on airlayering and tropical fruit tree variety, composting, making organic fertilizers and pesticides. Ecology students can dissect a trumpet tree to see how ants live in harmony with our local flora. Botany students can make herbarium pressings. 

Local institutions of higher learning can utilize the garden for research and participate in existing programs in ethnobotany, horticulture and agriculture. BBG also offers low cost field study opportunities for local or foreign students of natural sciences to make use of the collection and facilities. We can offer packages with accommodation, labs and classrooms.

Individuals of All Ages

You don’t have to be a student to visit us.  Everyone is welcome to come and experience all that the gardens has to offer.  Whether you choose to enjoy our gardens on your own or opt for a tour guided by one of our experienced guides, there is something for everyone at Belize Botanic Gardens.

These are just some of the examples of what’s available at Belize Botanic Gardens

For more information on staying with us for your Field Study program email judy@belizebotanic.org  for a quote on custom study trips.

The Besst Library

Come and educate yourself at The Besst Library at BBG. While we don’t allow books to leave the property, there are lots of beautiful spots to curl up at BBG with a book from The Besst Library. If you live in Belize you will want to know about growing palms, raising passionflowers, or about the orchids of Belize.  Learn about organic horticulture, tropical fruit, or gardening in the tropics or need to identify that tree in your backyard then you might be able to find the information you want here. 

Why is it The Best Library?

Our library is named after David Besst, a Florida nurseryman and plant enthusiast, who was kind enough to donate hundreds of fabulous books to the Belize Botanic Gardens. The collection covers just about everything you would care to know about tropical plants and their identification, cultivation and anything else you could think of. This donation was one of the most useful resources we have ever received and we continue to add to it as we are able.