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Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park

Flowers in Queen Elizabeth Botanical Park Grand Cayman

Stroll through the 65 acre botanical park to view a festival of flowering plants and trees.

 
Yellow Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise, Botanical Park, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Rose, Botanical Park, Cayman Islands
 
Blooming Pink Rose Tree
Red Hibiscus
Hibiscus flower, botanical park, Grand cayman
 
Blue Iguana, Female, Grand Cayman,

The Blue Iguana

Undoubtedly, the highlight of the Botanical Park is the Blue Iguana! Native to Grand Cayman, the Blue Iguana can grow to over 5 feet long and weigh up to 25 lbs! As you stroll through the park, look amongst the rocks and grass. There are believed to be almost 30 of these beautiful Blue Iguanas roaming free.

 
Several are not shy and seem to almost pose and enjoy the attention they bring. Do be careful and respect their space! Blue Iguanas are territorial and will bite if they feel threatened. As long as you keep a comfortable distance, you will undoubtedly enjoy the viewing experience!
Blue Iguana, male, Botanical Park, Grand Cayman
 
Blue Iguana, female, Botanical Park Grand Cayman
These herbivores are considered the most endangered Iguana in the world. Some reports have concluded that the wild population is virtually extinct. The Cayman Islands has proudly protected this fascinating species with the Blue Iguana Recovery Program. Hatchlings are then released in the Salina Reserve and the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. Do not miss the opportunity to view these beauties.
 
 
Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park, Orchid Show

2008 Orchid Show on March 8th & 9th

Twenty-six orchid species have been found in the Cayman Islands, ten of which are located in the Botanical Park. Three of these species are found nowhere else on earth. Of these three the Wild Banana Orchid (Myrmecophila thomsoniana) is considered the most unique. The Wild Banana Orchid can be seen in the park and is also Cayman’s National Flower.  Other native orchids include:  Pleurothallis caymanensis, Encyclia boothiana, Dendrophylax fawcettii, Tolumnia variegata, Cyclopogon elatus and Prescottia oligantha.

Ghost Orchid
Ghost Orchid, Botanical Park, Grand Cayman
For more information contact the Botanical Park: Phone: 345-947-9462