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Belize Botanic Gardens

2 July 2009 No Comment

Belize Botanic Gardens

The Belize Botanic Gardens is nestled in a beautiful valley on 45 tropical acres along the banks of the Macal River just a short distance upstream from Chaa Creek.  The gardens are home to a large variety of native Belizean and other exotic tropical plants. The mission of the Belize Botanic Gardens is to encourage sustainable agriculture practices, maintain conservation collections and engage in conservation education.  Their aim is to inspire Belizeans and visitors alike to protect our leafy friends and their habitats by learning more about the wonderful world of plants.

At the Belize Botanic Gardens you can explore the plant world by sight, taste, touch and smell.  There are two miles of trails that meander through a large variety of native and exotic fruit trees, palms, hardwoods, ornamentals and other botanic delights of the tropics.  You can also learn about the jungle plants that are used by the native people of Belize on the “Plants of the Maya” trail.  You will see and learn about plants that are used for clothes, storage, tools, building, rituals and medicine.

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