Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

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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.

Location

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is located near the center of the island of Grand Cayman, 2.0 miles south of Old Man Bay; it's 7.2 miles to the east-northeast of Bodden Town.

Nearby Restaurants

If you work up an appetite while visiting the gardens, you're going to be in luck -- you will find a great concentration of restaurants near this attraction. The closest restaurant to Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is South Coast Bar & Grill, which plates up Caribbean food. Also within a short distance, you'll have restaurants including Over The Edge and The Lighthouse Restaurant at Breakers where you and your companions may eat some Italian cuisine and enjoy the culture of the Cayman Islands.

Nearby Attractions

There are other places of interest nearby, including Heritage Beach, which is a mile and a half away Grand Cayman. You might also want to think about making the trip to East End Marshland Natural Habitat, which is another attraction close by.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Attractions Near Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Heritage Beach -- 1.4 mi. (11.7 km) SSE 7.3 mi. East of Bodden Town
East End Marshland Natural Habitat -- 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
Mastic Trail 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

More Information

Hours

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.

Cost

Entry into the Garden costs $10(USD), and children 12 and under are free.

Location: Frank Sound , Grand Cayman

Phone

(345) 947-9462

(345) 947-7873

Website

http://www.botanic-park.ky/

Email

info@botanic-park.ky

 

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