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

Situated in Garden of the Groves, Garden of the Groves always welcomes local customers and travelers who are rooming in this neighborhood or nearby. Even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you are free to drop by to enjoy a great time. In case you're wondering, Port Lucaya is five miles (eight kilometers) to the south west.

Nearby Restaurants

There are a multitude of dining options to pick from in the region around the gardens. Garden Cafe, which offers International fare, is very close-by, making it a great option for garden visitors. Garden Cafe is a small ways off, but removed enough that you will probably want to make plans for using a type of transport to travel there. Outriggers Native Restaurant and Taino By the Sea are additional restaurant choices nearby. At Taino By the Sea you and your companions will be able to try a bite of Caribbean cuisine and enjoy the culture of the Bahamas.

Nearby Attractions

Other types of nearby attractions include Peterson Cay National Park, which is three miles away the vicinity of Freeport. You might want to also consider heading over to Patterson Cay, which is another nearby attraction.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones 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
Ye Olde Pirate Bottle House Museum 5.0 mi. (0.2 km) SW Port Lucaya
Museum Of Underwater Exploration Museum 5.1 mi. (0.2 km) SW Port Lucaya

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.

Address

Magellan Drive, Garden of the Groves, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Phone

(242) 374-7778

Website

http://www.thegardenofthegroves.com/

Email

info@thegardenofthegroves.com

 

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