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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  • It is a beautiful place surrounded by nature in which variety of orchids can be seen, it is a unique space.
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  • If you like orchids, do not miss this beautiful park. A huge collection of orchids awaits you in a beautiful garden. This is the ideal place to spend an entire day.
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  • A large garden with several varieties of orchids, ferns, palms, etc. I thought it was a bit careless and should include the names in the plants.
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  • If you like orchids and tropical plants come see this place. It can be done in an hour but non rushed, spend 2.5 hours. Very unique and interesting garden areas. Ask for a tour if possible well worth learning from the guide.
  • Well laid paths take you past various sections; Orchids, Bromeliads, Cacti etc. plus a Japanese Garden. Loved the Lotus ponds with Koi fishes
  • Great orchid exhibition and we loved the Japanese garden. Super chivas
  • Nice place. Gets a bit crowded with photographers sometimes!
  • Another expensive place for foreigners paying close to three times the local price. 10usd pp and not guaranteed that the orchids are blooming.

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