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

Located in Garden of the Groves, Garden of the Groves happily welcomes local customers and travelers who are lodging in this neighborhood. Even if you are not staying in this location, you are free to stop by to enjoy a great time. If you're wondering, Port Lucaya is five miles (eight kilometers) to the south west.

Nearby Restaurants

If you work up an appetite wandering around the gardens, don't worry -- you can find an exceptionally large selection of food offerings within traveling distance. The closest place to eat to Garden of the Groves is Garden Cafe, which serves International dishes. Garden Cafe is just around a couple hundred yards from the botanical gardens, so grab a table and eat up! Outriggers Native Restaurant and Taino By the Sea are some of the other restaurant options close to this page's attraction. At Taino By the Sea you and your group might sample Caribbean dishes and enjoy the Bahamas scene.

Nearby Attractions

There are some other activities in the area, including Peterson Cay National Park, which is three miles away the vicinity of Freeport. You might want to also consider checking out Patterson Cay, which is another attraction nearby.

Gardens are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's more to visit in the Bahamas. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

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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