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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  • The place is incredible, it seems not to be so close to the province of Cartago, amazing trails, its source, incredible Japanese garden, comfortable price, the only thing ugly a small stretch of road in bad condition, really worth knowing him.
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  • Excellent place to visit from Carthage. You can easily last more than two hours touring this place slowly. You can have a picnic in any green area and is for all types of tourists. If you are going by bus schedules are tight, I recommend that you contact the bus Coopepar
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  • It is a beautiful garden, full of varieties of flowers and orchid species especially. The tour lasts approximately 1 and 30 minutes. It is to walk, relax and be 100% connected with nature. Excellent to take some photos and share type lunches.
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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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