Cayman Islands National Flower in Bloom at Botanic Park

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is pleased to share that the Cayman Islands’ national flower is in bloom! 

The “Wild Banana Orchid” is an endemic species of orchid found only in our islands. There are two varieties; Myrmecophila thomsoniana var. thomsoniana originates from Grand Cayman and Myrmecophila thomsoniana var. minor originates from the sister islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Botanic Park manager, John Lawrus is encouraging families to take time out to visit the Park to experience the Banana Orchid in its native surroundings.

“I encourage you to stop by the Park sometime over the next month as this opportunity is pretty rare; the Banana Orchid only blooms once a year. And while you’re here taking in the beauty of our islands indigenous flower, you may also get the chance to see a pair of Cayman Parrots or one of our beautiful Blue Iguanas. This is a really great time of year to visit the park,” he said.

The Botanic Park offers resident rates of CI$5 for adults, and free admission for children under 12, and seniors over 60.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Mr. Lawrus on 947-9462 or email

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