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. To visit Jardin Botanico Lankester and other attractions in Cartago, use our Cartago travel itinerary planner.
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  • Carino ma niente di particolare, se di passaggio a Cartago ci si può fermare se però siete appassionati di Botanica ed avete già visitato altri giardini in Costa Rica e nel mondo, questo certo non vi ...  more »
  • Para los amantes de las plantas y las flores el Jardín Lankester es un sueño hecho realidad. Se puede apreciar un hermoso Jardín Japones y otro de Cactus. Hay variadas orquídeas y arboles típicos del ...  more »
  • I visited on January 7, and maybe flowers were out of season. There were virtually no flowers in bloom. The orchids were in a hothouse structure, and there were only a few blooming plants at the entra...  more »