Jardin Botanico de Quito, Quito

4.5
#11 of 42 in Outdoors in Quito
Survey the huge variety of native Ecuadorian and Andean plant life on display at Jardin Botanico de Quito, where you'll get a sense of Ecuador's standing as the world's most biodiverse country by size. Stroll along the walking trails through 1.8 hectares (4.5 acres) of wetland areas, moorland plants, and cloud forest. Don't miss the onsite orchidarium, with over 1,200 species of orchid. Make Jardin Botanico de Quito a centerpiece of your Quito vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Quito travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 7, 2017
    I had not known him so to fund but whether for children or adults is to learn a lot from our Ecuador and you can also learn a lot of bonsai with its new permanent exhibition.
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  • July 13, 2017
    If you have any interest in botany, whatsoever Or, simply, if you have an appreciation for beautiful gardens, you must visit this place. It was a beautiful sanctuary within the carolina park. The high...  more »
  • June 14, 2017
    this is a great little gem of tranquility in the busy city. a trail leads you through the park to visit different sections of the garden representing the different micro-climates of the country. it's ...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Beautiful gardens. Nice representation of many different ecological regions. Fun sections of orchids and carnivorous plants.
  • June 24, 2017
    Great gardens. With it's low admission price, this is definitely a "can't miss" for Quito. Enjoy the beautiful surrounding park as well
  • June 8, 2017
    If you like plants, is a must visit place. They have many varieties of Highland and tropical flowers and plants. There's also a butterfly room, where you can walk alongside them.
  • July 5, 2017
    I'm a bit of a botanical gardens snob and while this small gardens could clearly benefit from some more funding and a little elbow grease, it is rather pretty. I mainly enjoyed the construction of the greenhouses.
  • June 18, 2017
    Beautiful place into the city. Great for quick visit all regions of Ecuador. Congratulations for great job!

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