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 😉
The gardens are open Monday through Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday 9 AM to 12 PM.
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!
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.
There were so many big tall palm trees and other amazing tropical flowers!
And lastly, there was an amazing jungle hammock… oh jungle hammock, I miss you already <3
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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