Hours: 9:30am – 5:30pm (last admission 4:30pm), closed on Christmas Day
The Grand Cayman Botanic Park is a woodland preserve. 40 acres of the 65 acre Cayman Islands Botanic Park is preserved in its natural state with a 0.8 mile walking trail. It is estimated that 40% of Grand Cayman’s native flora is growing in the Woodland Preserve and the Woodland Trail passes through a wide variety of habitats and plant communities.
Enjoy a leisurely walk through colorful gardens, botanic, lake and nature displays. Stroll through Heritage Garden, enjoy the Tea House with its panoramic views, and the lake area which forms a natural habitat for the Cayman Blue Iguana and breeding ground for a variety of rare aquatic birds and animals native to the Caribbean.
When Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II opened Grand Cayman’s Botanic Park in 1994, only the Woodland Trail was complete.In the ensuing years, the grounds have grown and developed into the full fledged world-class facility that is operating today.
The Annual Orchid Show is the Botanic Park major fund raising and it is eagerly anticipated by floral enthusiasts throughout the country.
In 2008, the Botanic Park was invited to design an entry for the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, and the result was the Silver-award winning entry, The Heritage Garden. The following year we returned to Chelsea to improve on our first entry and as a result the ‘Cayman Islands Undersea Reef Garden’ achieved a gold medal in the show’s floral category, along with the President’s Most Creative Award
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.
The Botanic Park is located in the district of North Side on Frank Sound Road.