Jardin Botanico Lankester, Cartago

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 190+ 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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  • It is a short walk from an ideal day for people who likes nature and break the routine of the Mall and hustle give me the city. Very close to the Centre of Carthage, the street is well paved and signposted, becomes easy. EYE that they do not accept to pay with card input therefore to carry cash, you can visit the Basilica of output to SJ.
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  • In the middle of the city of paradise is this beautiful attraction where you can enjoy a family atmosphere in the midst of so much tranquility... feel a magic that absorbs you and invites you to ponder... 8 different environments are the main dish, accompanied by beautiful fountains, ponds and recreations of ancient villages and ancient as the Japanese forest and the garden of cacti... number of birds which make their stop and remain to nest, thousands of different insects and even leprechauns hiding out there, will see if you remain silent and attentive. Is can do picnic and take you photos in all them corners if them want to and for them more romantic do a stop for lie is, rest and to sleep in the middle of carpets natural or under large trees and huge bamboos that to the compass of the wind leave listen beautiful symphonies... in end all an environment magical and lush. The highlight of the place, and so this project was born last century, is the largest collection that exists around the world of orchids where you can go and feel like in another world.
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  • This Botanical Garden is spacious, has beautiful trails and comfortable for touring. There is a Japanese sector, with its bridges and artificial lakes, a Japanese houses which can be accessed and several sections of bamboo. Few Koi fish in the Lakes, I think I saw Max 3. Then she is divided into a sector of orchids, very nice, one of ferns where I only saw two different of the same species, but several plants... sector of bromeliads... one cactus and succulent that is also beautiful. You could be much more beautiful if I had more variety and if the species were well marked with name... There is a sector of camping where one can lunch or snack, but inside the place not there are restaurant, except a machine of coffee in the entrance and some gaseous and snacks. I recommend bringing lunch. Charge 5 dollars per person the entrance and the parking is small but free. Very nice pictures can be taken, it is breakfast to enjoy the outdoors.
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