Monteverde Orchid Garden, Santa Elena

4.3
#7 of 23 in Parks in Monteverde
Pay a visit to Monteverde Orchid Garden to see the extensive collection of vibrant flowers. A gem of Monteverde, the family-run garden houses more than 400 species of these orchids, which thrive in Costa Rica's cloud forest ecosystem. Take a tour of the meticulously maintained garden, full of lush green trees, and with the help of the English-speaking guide, learn about the orchids, their varieties, and the efforts for their conservation. Using a magnifying glass, you'll be able to see even the tiniest blooms. Arrange your visit to Monteverde Orchid Garden and discover more family-friendly attractions in Monteverde using our Monteverde trip itinerary planner.
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  • The garden tour was enjoyable even on a rainy day. Some of it was in greenhouses and out of the rain. The tour guide was bilingual and knowlegeable. The gardens are small and easily walkable. It is a ...  more »
  • At first we were going to pass on a guided tour but it was included. A young lady gave a good tour and showed us tiny, miniature orchids, brief biology, some history and hands on. She let us touch and...  more »
  • This was such a beautiful place to visit. We had a private guide and learned things about orchids that we never even thought about. Definitely worth the visit. Got some awesome pics of rare orchids in...  more »
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  • I loved this garden! What an amazing learning experience. I had no idea that orchids could be so tiny. If it weren’t for this tour I would have missed so many. After this tour I was able to spot orchids in the preserves. Teeny tiny little flowers that I otherwise would have missed. If you’re a plant lover like I am, then this is a must do!
  • Great experience! Our guide knew her stuff and walked people through many of the quirks of orchids. Their company collection of miniature orchids was impressive. This place is worth a visit.
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  • Did not enjoy coming here due to the fact that I did not see any orchids that were alive for the most part. I think it is mostly due to the fact that we came to the garden in December however it is not a big place and regardless of it being the off season for orchids (perhaps) the grounds were not kept up nicely and the green house was falling apart on the inside. We also were put into a tour group which I was not expecting and it was a small and crowded area to even walk around and enjoy the minimal orchids that were alive. Save your money and your time and see the orchids in Monteverde in the cloud forest.
  • Maybe we went at the wrong season but the orchids weren’t impressive. Not worth the $12/person. Go spend more time in the cloud forest reserve and find your own orchids. We also had an awful group of people with us. Didn’t change the fact that many of the plants seemed dead and the greenhouse was in tatters. Would skip it.
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