Garden of the Groves

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Garden of the Groves is a 12 acres garden and park dedicated to the preservation of local Bahamian flora. Certified as a Wildlife Habitat as the U.S. Wildlife Federation, you can see butterflies, birds, and bugs throughout the property as well as some breathtaking floral displays.

Garden of the Groves features lush tropical landscaping with trees and flowers from the Bahamas as well as elsewhere around the world. Some of the special details of the property include a wedding chapel which can actually be booked for weddings, a labyrinth for meditation and prayer, limestone boulders, a cafe, and a gift shop. To explore the entire property you will need approximately three hours.

Several times a day beginning at 10:00 a.m., tours of the Gardens are available. Tours last for one hour and take guests through the property and discuss on the local flora and fauna.

Location

Garden of the Groves can be found in Garden of the Groves, a neighborhood in the vicinity of Freeport; it is 5.0 miles to the northeast of Port Lucaya.

Nearby Restaurants

If you work up an appetite while visiting the gardens, you're going to be in luck -- you're going to find a plentiful supply of dining options in this general area. The nearest place to eat to Garden of the Groves is Garden Cafe, which serves up International food. The restaurant is a short distance away, but far-off enough that you will probably want to make plans for taking advantage of a means of transport to get there. Outriggers Native Restaurant and Taino By the Sea offer additional refreshment choices nearby. At Taino By the Sea you and your group might eat some Caribbean fare and experience the flavors of the Bahamas.

Nearby Attractions

Other types of local attractions include Peterson Cay National Park, which is three miles away the vicinity of Freeport. Also consider heading to Patterson Cay, which is another attraction nearby.

If you can't wait to see as many of The Bahamas' attractions as possible, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near Garden of the Groves
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Peterson Cay National Park -- 3.1 mi. (12.5 km) E 7.8 mi. East-Northeast of Port Lucaya
Patterson Cay GeoFeature 3.1 mi. (12.5 km) E 7.8 mi. East-Northeast of Port Lucaya
Museum Of Underwater Exploration Museum 5.1 mi. (0.2 km) SW Port Lucaya
Grand Bahama Museum Museum 5.2 mi. (2.7 km) WSW 1.7 mi. East of Freeport

More Information

Hours

The Gardens are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cost

Entry into the gardens costs $15(USD) for adults and $10(USD) for children 12 and under. You can also become a Member of the Garden for a much larger price tag, but will be privy to free entry and free tours at all times.

Location: Magellan Drive, Garden of the Groves, Grand Bahama Island

Phone

(242) 374-7778

(242) 374-7779

Website

http://www.thegardenofthegroves.com/

Email

info@thegardenofthegroves.com

 

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