Garden of the Sleeping Giant
The Garden of the Sleeping Giant is one of the most popular and spectacular Fiji attractions of all the Fiji gardens. The Garden of the Sleeping Giant is nestled at the foothills of the Nausori Highlands just a few minutes north of Nadi, Fiji. The Garden of Sleeping Giant Fiji was originally started by the late Raymond Burr in 1997, known for his characters of Perry Mason and Ironside.
In the beginning, the Garden of the Sleeping Giant was not a Fiji attraction but the home to Raymond Burr's private collection of tropical orchids. However, today his orchid collection has grown to be one of the most popular Fiji attractions.
The Garden of Sleeping Giant Fiji displays over 2000 various kinds of orchids, which encompasses 20 hectares. Along with the magnificent collection attributed to Raymond Burr there are several rare Fijian orchids as well making this collection of orchids the largest in the world.
Of all the Fiji attractions, Fiji gardens draw visitors from the world over to enjoy all the delightful and beautiful native plants and flowers that call Fiji home. You can find several different Fiji gardens scattered throughout the islands, but none are as awesome as Garden of the Sleeping Giant.
Along with strolling through the well-designed paths and walkways through the forest, you will have to take a peak at the Raymond Burr's holiday shack, which is open to the public as well. Here you will see some of his personal items such as his walking cane, favorite chair, and numerous photographs. You will also enjoy the wonderful tea that is served to all visitors
After you make your way through this awesome Fiji garden you will be meet with a delightful glass of tropical fruit that is so refreshing you will want to take the walk again just to enjoy the fruit. Saying goodbye to the beautiful and majestic Garden of Sleeping Giant Fiji will be one that will make you a bit sad that you can take a bit of it home with you.
Even if you would rather be out on the beach, golfing, or fishing, this garden is one that you will not want to miss. The garden is one of exceptional beauty that you will not find any place else on earth along with the only place on earth to be the home of so many species of orchids. The lily pond itself is a great place to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul while taking in the magnificent beauty.
The gardens and holiday shack are open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Remember to schedule some time to take in this breath-taking tropical orchid garden, you will be amazed at the serenity, calm and beautiful atmosphere. Children will even the walk and the wonderful glass of fruit at the end of the trail. Do not be surprised at just how many tourists will be there waiting to get in.
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