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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  • Yes, the Lankester Botanical garden is a small, beautifully maintained garden with lots of interesting plants. But the Botanical garden, especially the one belonging to a University is supposed to be ...  more »
  • Visit the Lankester gardens with my nieces and nephews and the route is spectacular, bring food for a picnic and have a beautiful day!
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  • You can be around midday to tour the Park in its entirety of a variety of flowers, number of trees, Japanese garden.
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  • The orchids bloom mainly from late March to early May. The rest of the garden is somewhat ordinary if you have seen other beautiful gardens. The cost for non-residents was $10USD per person, with a lower student price. Hopefully this goes to further the research.... Even in January though there were some beautiful orchids and other interesting plants.
  • Beautiful place to visit in Cartago. The garden is well maintained. Lot of differents plant to discover. The garden just lack of indication about the plants (type ? Name ? Season blooming ? Etc...)
  • The orquid sector es awesome and the park itself is a perfect place for a picnic. The japanese sector looks abandoned, nothing in it, the rest in similar to the primary forest typical fron Costa Rica.
  • Great treat. Surprised by the huge gorgeous exhibits n beautiful plants during March.
  • Amazing place. The ambien is just perfect, landscaping is simply beautiful. The orchids section should be taken care a little bit more since many of the them were eating by the insects. The feng shui garden is really nice as well as it's Temple. Pictures are simple perfect here. I didn't not try the restaurant on site but I'm sure is also good. This place is a most go.
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