Jardin Botanico Lankester, Cartago
(4.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Jardín Botánico Lankaster is an orchid garden owned by Universidad de Costa Rica, this is a touristic attraction and also an investigation center, it has so many many diferent species of orchids and a...  more »
  • Seemed nice enough orchids and beautiful. In my opinion lacked more cacti and Succulents. For entertain is this nice, the Park Japanese is very beautiful and the delicacy with which take care of the trees is very beautiful.
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  • Good place for those loving to the flora especially orchids with great variety of them it makes a site ideal for that end
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