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Golden Stream Spice Farm and Botanical Gardens

  • Southern Hwy. Map It
  • Golden Stream
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 01/27/2016

Fodor's Review

See exotic spices such as cardamom, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and sandalwood growing at this spice farm just off the Southern Highway at Golden Stream. Currently, only black pepper is grown in enough quantity (about 2,000 pounds of peppercorns per year) for commercial sales in Belize, but plans are to expand other spice production for domestic and, eventually, international sales. The spice farm is part of a 500-acre tract now producing mostly citrus, owned by Dr. Thomas Matthew, an Indian-born U.S. physician, and his wife, Tessie Matthew. Visitors are given a guided tour of the farm on a cart with seats pulled by a tracked tractor. Tours generally start every hour on the hour from 8 to 4, but it's advisable to call ahead.

Sight Information


Southern Hwy., Golden Stream, Toledo, Belize

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Sight Details:

  • BZ$20
  • Tours for up to 6 persons on the hour daily 8–4

Published 01/27/2016


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