Orchid World

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Orchid World opened in 1998 at the behest of the then Prime Minister of Barbados, and has since then provided a lovely attraction for visitors who enjoy the chance to walk through a lush garden and see a wide variety of orchids flourishing in the warm temperatures of the island.

Over 30,000 orchids and other tropical plants are carefully cared for on six acres at Groves Plantation.

One of the few orchid botanical gardens in the region, Orchid World is a popular attraction that fits right in on the Caribbean island. As you explore the gardens, you will get a first hand look at the natural beauty of the island. Tours through the orchid gardens are available, and umbrellas are even provided to guests on rainy days.

Location

Orchid World is located in St. George, near Applewhaites; it's four miles (six and a half kilometers) to the south-southwest of Bathsheba.

Visitors traveling by bus should ride aboard the Sergeant Street bus from the Fairchild Main Terminal in Bridgetown. The bus lets off right in front of Orchid World once an hour. In all this trip can take around forty minutes, so for time and ease, it is recommended that visitors take a taxi or drive themselves. Drivers can take Highway 3 to Market Hill and turn onto Groves or Highway 4 to Newbury, and on to Groves. Purple signs point to Orchid World.

Nearby Restaurants

If you work up an appetite while visiting the gardens, you're going to be in luck -- you will find numerous choices of restaurants in this general area. Chefette St. George, which serves International dishes, is also the closest restaurant to the botanical gardens. The dining establishment is a slight ways away, but far-off enough that you might decide to make advance plans for employing a viable means of transport to get there. Also within reach, you and your party will find restaurants like Naniki Restaurant and The Coffee Bean Warrens where you and your party will be able to try out eclectic cuisine and enjoy the Barbados scene.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that enjoy gardens, and have the energy to view some others, should consider Hunte's Garden and Flower Forest; the first is two and a half miles to the north of this page's attraction. Other local activities include Fisherpond Great House, which is three quarters of a mile away St. George. Furthermore, you can think about checking out Gun Hill Signal Station, which is another attraction not far away.

Botanical gardens are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in Barbados. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Orchid World .

Attractions Near Orchid World
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Fisherpond Great House Historic Site 0.6 mi. (5.9 km) NW 3.7 mi. South West of Bathsheba
Gun Hill Signal Station Historic Site 1.3 mi. (8.4 km) SSW 5.2 mi. South-Southwest of Bathsheba
Harrison's Cave GeoFeature 2.4 mi. (6.1 km) NW Welchman Hall
Cotton Tower Signal Historic Site 2.7 mi. (2.2 km) NNE 1.3 mi. South West of Bathsheba
Welchman Hall Gully -- 2.7 mi. (6.2 km) NW Welchman Hall
St. John's Church Historic Site 3.9 mi. (4.1 km) ENE 2.5 mi. Southeast of Bathsheba
Emancipation Statue Other Attraction 4.3 mi. (4.4 km) SSW 2.8 mi. East of Bridgetown
St. Philip's Church Historic Site 4.5 mi. (9.2 km) ESE Church Village

More Information

Hours

Orchid World opens every morning at 9:00 a.m.

Cost

You can find exclusive discounts for Orchid World Admission in the "Things to do in Barbados" brochure. Be sure to look out for it when on the island.

Location: Groves, St. George, Barbados

Phone

(246) 433-0774

Website

http://www.orchidworldbarbados.com/

Email

orchidworld@foster-ince.com

 

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