Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

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Cayman Islands - Grand Cayman

Institution Code: CAYM

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
P.O. Box 203, North Side
Grand Cayman
KY1-1701 Cayman Islands

Telephone: (345) 947-3558
Fax: (345) 947-7873
URL: www.botanic-park.ky
Primary Email: manager@botanic-park.ky

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: John Lawrus, General Manager
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 7
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1994
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 27 Hectares
    Latitude: 19.3321
    Longitude: -81.2620
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name:
  • Local Address: 367 Botanic Road North Side Grand Cayman Cayman Islands
  • Locality: City:
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 5

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Contains a protected area of native woodland, including 40% of Grand Cayman’s 674 native plant species. Orchidaceae (such as Cyrtopodium punctatum), Palmae, Cactaceae, native Nymphaea amazonum. Cultivated and traditional crops and ornamentals.

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes