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.

Tours last around one hour and take guests through the property to discuss 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's 5.0 miles to the northeast of Port Lucaya.

Nearby Restaurants

There are many eateries to choose from in the community nearby these botanical gardens. The nearest place to eat to Garden of the Groves is Garden Cafe, which offers International dishes. It's maybe about a couple hundred yards from these gardens, so grab a table and enjoy a meal. Also within reach, you and your party will come across options including Taino By the Sea and Tony Macaroni's Conch Experience where you and your group will want to try a bit of Caribbean cuisine and experience the flavors of the Bahamas.

Nearby Attractions

Other local activities include Peterson Cay National Park, which is three miles away the vicinity of Freeport. Also think about making the trip to Patterson Cay, which is another attraction nearby.

Botanical gardens are one type of attraction you can visit, 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 4:00 p.m.

Cost

Entry into the gardens costs $17 for adults and $12 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.

All prices are in USD.

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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