A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant

Fiji Must See: Garden of the Sleeping Giant in Nadi

While planning my trip to Fiji, I knew for sure that I wanted to do a sailing trip and visit The Garden of the Sleeping Giant. I read that it is one of the best things to do in Nadi, Fiji, and after visiting, I can see why:

About:

The Garden of the Sleeping Giant was started in 1977 and now has over 2,000 varieties of Asian orchids and Cattleya hybrids and spans over 20 hectacres. The website¬†calls it “one of the best kept horticultural secrets in the whole of the South Pacific,” and I’d have to agree — not that I actually have any experience with horticultural secrets, but it was beautiful, so whatever ūüėČ

The gardens are open Monday through Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday 9 AM to 12 PM.

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

How much are tickets?

It’s only $18 FJD (about $8 USD / $11 AUD) for Adults and $9 FJD ( about $4 USD / $6 AUD) for children, and well worth it!¬†

How Do You Get to The Garden of the Sleeping Giant?

It is located about a 10 – 15 minute drive north of Nadi, it’s easiest to get to the location by car or taxi. You can also book with a tour group, most offer pick ups in and around the Nadi area.

What to Expect at the Garden of the Sleeping Giant:

You start by walking through their huge collection of orchids. I’ve never seen so many different kinds!

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden
 

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

 

Next, you walk on a boardwalk through the Fijian jungle. It was beautiful to see so many native Fijian plants. It was HOT and so humid though so be prepared for that. 

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

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A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

 

There were so many big tall palm trees and other amazing tropical flowers!

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

 

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

 

And lastly, there was an amazing¬†jungle hammock… oh jungle hammock, I miss you already <3

A Fiji Must: Garden of the Sleeping Giant | Orchid Garden

I hope you get the chance to see the Garden of the Sleeping Giant while visiting Fiji! Have any questions? Feel free to comment below or DM me on Instagram.

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xx Chels

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