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World Class Botanical Gardens

When Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II opened Grand Cayman's only Botanic Park in 1994, only the Woodland Trail was complete. In the ensuing years, the grounds have grown and developed into the full fledged Botanic Park that is operating today.

Today, the Botanic Park is recognized as a world-class facility . Its annual Orchid Show is eagerly anticipated by floral enthusiasts throughout the country. And this year, the Botanic Park was invited to design an entry for the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show.

According to Andrew Guthrie, General Manager of the Botanic Park and co-designer of this silver- award winning entry, "The inspiration for the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show exhibit was the rich cultural history of the Cayman Islands. A half-size traditional Cayman Cat Boat graced the exhibit as a tribute to Cayman's proud seafaring traditions. Time-honoured elements of the Cayman sand garden -- including native, traditional and economic plants -- were juxtaposed with many of the plants that are now found in today's modern Cayman garden."

The Botanic Park is owned jointly by the Cayman Islands Government and the National Trust for the Cayman Islands, a non-profit, statutory body dedicated to preserving natural environments and places of historic significance in the Cayman Islands for present and future generations.

Operating Hours:
October to March: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., last admission at 4:30 p.m.
April to September: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., last admission at 5:30 p.m.
(Closed on Christmas and Good Friday) Admission: 
CI$8 (US$10)
(Ages 12 and under are FREE with parent!)

We welcome you to stay and browse for more information about this magnificent, award winning Botanic Park. (We even have video footage for a "virtual' tour of the grounds.) To contact a Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park staff member with specific questions, you can e-mail us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (345) 947-9462.

http://www.botanic-park.ky