In the British West Indies section of the Cayman Islands, nestled in the North Side District of Grand Cayman, is the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, a non-profit outdoor wildlife facility and garden.
Landscape and cultural heritage planner Carl Bray was put in charge of creating the master plan for the park in the late 1980s. With only one trail completed, the facility opened in 1994 and developed into a full botanical park soon thereafter.
Today, the facility has become known to visitors across the world for hosting events such as its annual Orchid Show, and participating in the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show in London, where it captured the silver medal. The park is also home to 10 varieties of orchids, including the Wild Banana Orchid, the Cayman's national flower, and two other species that can only be found in the Cayman Islands.
Living among the beautiful boardwalks, pathways and plant life are the Blue Iguanas. Threatened to near extinction, this primarily herbivorous iguana is now only found on Grand Cayman.
You might see a Blue Iguna on the Woodland Trail, the park's first completed trail, or around the Cayman Heritage Garden, which showcases plant life that recreates Caymanian life since its first settlers arrived.
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