Jardin Botanico Lankester, Cartago

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Stroll through leafy trails in a sea of orchids at Jardin Botanico Lankester, a garden that aims to promote conservation, enjoyment, and sustainable use of epiphytic flora. Established originally in the 1940s as a private garden for British botanist and orchid enthusiast Charles H Lankaster, the botanical gardens are now operated and protected by the University of Costa Rica. Explore 11 ha (27.2 ac) of field collections, greenhouses, and secondary forest that host over 3,000 species of plant. Orchids still remain a key focus of the gardens, with hundreds of all different species and color scattered through the gardens. See Jardin Botanico Lankester and all Cartago has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cartago trip itinerary planning website .
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  • Nice place to spend a weekend with family, unique species of flora and fauna are very interesting,... went with my spouse and teen and how photographers we stopped pretty... unique photos.
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  • We visited the garden, and very nice, they have many variety of orchids, as positive points, it is a place where you can see a few cacti of various kinds, bromeliads and ferns, orchids and the Japanese garden which is what most attracts the visitor, as areas for improvement as the infrastructure could be improved as labels and some works that were under construction. Another aspect is that the changing climate is that many times the orchids bloom does not match the months that are supposed are in bloom. But it is also a place to go to enjoy a bit of nature and relax in family.
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  • It is a garden with trails suitable for all audiences in a circuit of a kilometer. It has several themed gardens, where the strong are the orchids and the beautiful Japanese garden. Needed more bathrooms and trash cans in the tour. It does not have restaurant. Ideal for taking pictures and observe plants. I was not able to see animals and signs with more information about each place is needed. The sector of ferns smelled bad.
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  • It's a beautiful place to spend a weekend afternoon away from the noise of the city. The entrance fee is about $6 and the best attraction is the Japanese garden...a great spot for photos with your friends or your special one. There are areas for picnic and cactuses and orchids exhibits too.
  • Relaxing place. There is not sufficient parking, so you may have to park on the street. Staff is nice and helpful. Orchids are beautiful. Usually there is no food-selling places on site, but occasionally there will be a couple of stands where you can get a bite.
  • Excellent gardens! We missed the toucans though. Beautiful orchid display.
  • Amazing place to visit..... wonderful orchids and other awesome plants. Lovely grounds with picnic tables.
  • The orchids bloom mainly from late March to early May. The rest of the garden is somewhat ordinary if you have seen other beautiful gardens. The cost for non-residents was $10USD per person, with a lower student price. Hopefully this goes to further the research.... Even in January though there were some beautiful orchids and other interesting plants.
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