Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

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Queen Elizabeth II was there on the opening day of Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park in 1994. 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.

Guests will find a gift shop on site, acting as the perfect place for a souvenir, local craft, children's books, informational books, and even color-changing t-shirts.

Location

Located in Breakers, 1.9 miles south of Old Man Bay, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park invites local residents and tourists who are rooming in this neighborhood. Even if you are not staying particularly close, you should feel free to stop by to enjoy a great time. If you're curious, Bodden Town is seven and a half miles (11 and a half kilometers) to the west-southwest.

Nearby Restaurants

There are a multitude of restaurants to pick from in the community nearby these botanical gardens. The most proximate restaurant to Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is South Coast Bar & Grill, which has a menu full of Caribbean meals. The Lighthouse Restaurant at Breakers and Tukka are some of the other dining possibilities in close to this natural attraction. At Tukka you and your party will want to eat some Australian food and experience the flavors of the Cayman Islands.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find some additional activities nearby, including East End Marshland Natural Habitat, which is a mile and a half away Grand Cayman. Also, you might think about checking out Heritage Beach, which is another attraction not far away.

Botanical gardens are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

Attractions Near Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
East End Marshland Natural Habitat -- 1.5 mi. (13.3 km) SE 8.3 mi. East of Bodden Town
Heritage Beach -- 1.5 mi. (11.7 km) S 7.3 mi. East of Bodden Town
Mastic Reserve -- 1.7 mi. (9.0 km) W 5.6 mi. East-Northeast of Bodden Town
Mastic Trail GeoFeature 3.0 mi. (9.5 km) WNW 5.9 mi. Northeast of Bodden Town
East End Lighthouse Park Historic Site 4.6 mi. (18.2 km) E 11.3 mi. East of Bodden Town
Meagre Bay Pond Animal Sanctuary -- 4.8 mi. (4.1 km) WSW 2.5 mi. East-Northeast of Bodden Town
Mission House Historic Site 6.1 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.

Guided tours are only offered on Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m.

The Garden is closed on Good Friday and Christmas.

Cost

Entry into the Garden costs $10 for visitors and $5 for residents. Resident children 6-12 years or under may enter for free, while child visitor entry costs $5. Guided tours cost $15 per adult and $5 per child 6-12 years.

Location: North Side, Breakers, Grand Cayman

Phone

(345) 947-9462

(345) 947-7873

Website

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

Email

manager@botanic-park.ky

 

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