Garden of the Groves, Freeport

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Explore the verdant trails of Garden of the Groves, a 12-acre botanical garden. Founded in 1973, the scenic park is filled with lush green vegetation and hosts a variety of animal residents. Stroll the undulating garden trails, which feature fountains and small cascades, and admire over 10,000 species of plants that support colorful birds and butterflies. Take time to spot the alligators and iguanas that inhabit the garden, or pay a visit to the rustic chapel and petting zoo with goats and pigs. Use our Grand Bahama Island day trip app to visit Garden of the Groves on your trip to Grand Bahama Island, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Should you visit Freeport, this is the one don't miss stop. The garden blazes with color. An easygoing walk reveals exotic tropical plants at every turn. A beautiful, peaceful place to contemplate the...  more »
  • Great tour with Katrina walking us around the groves and giving us the history! Places to get some souvenirs and a great place to stop for food/drinks  more »
  • The botanical garden was interesting to see. Katrina, our tour guide with the unfortunate name, was very knowledgable and friendly. This was not our first choice of shore excursions from our cruise sh...  more »
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  • Well kept and maintained. Beautiful! The restaurant has delicious food. My friend had the hamburger and she rates it in the top 3 in the best burgers she has ever had. I had the giant shrimp and they were wonderful. The park is a gorgeous backdrop for any photo shoot.
  • Great place for toddlers. People suggest spending an hour here but we happily wandered around for 2.5 hours! Very beautiful- people reviewing here accuse it of under-maintenance, but the mixture of wild and manmade influence is deft and well-balanced. Surprising how few people come here from the resorts. Well worth the visit: the 16.50 entrance fee goes towards maintaining the place, not into the pockets of some fat cat, so very reasonable.
  • The scenery was beautiful. The food was delicious, but not as filling as I anticipated. There were a ton of beautiful photo opportunities. Also, I met a cat there, which made the trip 10x better.
  • Very beautiful place to visit.our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. Temperature was just right. Tour only took about an hour. Walking was not bad with plenty of benches to rest if you need to. Would highly recommend this place.
  • A 20 minute drive from the cruise port, well shaded with easy to navigate walking paths. There is a small row of shops selling local items as well as a small restaurant. The guide was knowledgeable. 1 stars due to the caged green parrot by the restaurant that has picked most of the feathers off his body, obviously the poor bird is not treated well.
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