Queen Elizabeth II herself was there on opening day of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park in 1994, and since then the grounds have further developed. This spot is now a full-fledged tourist attraction featuring an abundance of flourishing flora and the Woodland Trail.
On the grounds of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Garden visitors will find the Floral Colour Garden, Heritage Garden, Orchids in the Park, Virtual Herbarium, a lake, the Woodland Trail, and a variety of animal life. Additionally, in an effort to save the world's most endangered iguana, the Cayman Islands government made over 200 acres of government land available to act as the Blue Iguana Nature Reserve. Although much of the land is actually unsuitable for the iguana, it is doing its part in upping the population.
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park lies on the island of Grand Cayman, 2.0 miles south of Old Man Bay; it is seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) to the east-northeast of Bodden Town.
Visitors to the gardens will have no problem finding a meal, since you can find a wide variety of dining possibilities within traveling distance. South Coast Bar & Grill, which offers Caribbean dishes, is also the closest restaurant to the botanical gardens. Over The Edge and The Lighthouse Restaurant at Breakers are a couple other nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At The Lighthouse Restaurant at Breakers you and your companions might try a bite of Italian dishes and experience the culture of the Cayman Islands.
You'll find other activities nearby, including Heritage Beach, which is a mile and a half away Grand Cayman. Also think about heading over to , which is another attraction nearby.
A botanical garden is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.
|Heritage Beach||--||1.4 mi. (11.7 km)||SSE||7.3 mi. East of Bodden Town|
|--||1.5 mi. (13.3 km)||ESE||8.3 mi. East of Bodden Town|
|Mastic Reserve||--||1.6 mi. (9.0 km)||W||5.6 mi. East-Northeast of Bodden Town|
|GeoFeature||2.9 mi. (9.5 km)||NW||5.9 mi. Northeast of Bodden Town|
|East End Lighthouse Park||Historic Site||4.6 mi. (18.1 km)||E||11.2 mi. East of Bodden Town|
|Meagre Bay Pond Animal Sanctuary||--||4.6 mi. (4.1 km)||W||2.5 mi. East-Northeast of Bodden Town|
|Mission House||Historic Site||6.0 mi. (2.1 km)||WSW||1.3 mi. East of Bodden Town|
|Bodden Town Guardhouse Park||Historic Site||--||--||Bodden Town|
The Garden is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., however, admission is only available until 4:30 p.m.
The Garden is closed on Good Friday and Christmas.
Entry into the Garden costs $10(USD), and children 12 and under are free.
Frank Sound , Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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