Recent Searches

Learn more about our Covid-19 response.

Read More

Garden of the Groves Tours

1 Review
Garden of the Groves

This 12-acre (5-hectare) park was dedicated in 1973 to the Groves who founded Freeport. Walk the idyllic botanical garden to take in the lush plant life, native animals (including macaws, alligators, and iguanas), and, of course, snap plenty of Edenic photos.

The Basics

The Garden of the Groves is one of the most popular attractions on Grand Bahama Island and often features on sightseeing tours of Freeport. Come to walk the gardens, which includes a limestone labyrinth inspired by the one at France's Chartres Cathedral, and take advantage of its playground and petting zoo with pot-bellied pigs and pygmy goats. A certified U.S. Wildlife Federation Wildlife Habitat, the garden is a popular spot for birdwatchers looking for indigenous and migratory birds.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Garden of the Groves is a must-visit for families, nature enthusiasts, and first time visitors.

  • Remember to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

  • Visit the outdoor cafe to sample seasonal ingredients sourced from the garden.

  • Peruse the garden's shops and galleries, which display local arts and crafts.

  • The site's main paths are wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.

How to Get There

The gardens are located about a half-hour's drive from central Freeport. The best way to get there is by taking a taxi or joining a guided sightseeing tour. 

When to Get There

The garden is open from morning through midafternoon daily throughout the year. Mild temperatures year-round mean it's always a pleasant time to visit the outdoor attractions, though rainfall is common between May and October.

Nearby Things to Do

Don't stop your adventures at the garden. Nearby Peterson Cay National Park is on a tiny island off the south shore of Grand Bahama. It's the smallest national park in the Bahamas and a great spot for snorkeling. For a different kind of fun, head to Pirate's Cove Zipline and Waterpark, a 7.5-acre (3-hectare) adventure theme park that offers food, a zipline, and water activities.

Address: Midshipman Rd. & Magellan Dr., Freeport, Bahamas
Hours: 9am - 5pm
Admission: Adults $15; Children: $10
Read More

1 Tours and Activities to Experience Garden of the Groves

Select Dates

Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
East End Island Sightseeing Tour from Freeport

East End Island Sightseeing Tour from Freeport

Spend a day exploring paradisiacal Grand Bahama, and see some of the island’s most important landmarks, on this engaging tour. Following pickup at your hotel or cruise port, head to Port Lucaya, Taino Beach Public Park, and Millionaire's Row. After an optional stop at Garden of the Groves, a lush botanical garden (own expense), go for a boat tour at Lucaya National Park, famed for its enormous underwater cave system. Cap off your day with a picnic at Gold Rock Beach and a visit to High Rock Lighthouse.
  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Garden of the Groves hours of operation?
Garden of the Groves hours of operation: 9am - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Garden of the Groves?