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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 .
Tours to Jardin Botanico Lankester
Irazu Volcano, Orosi &Lankester From San Jose BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $97
Duration: 8 hours
Lankester Botanical Garden - Admission Ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $14
Duration: 2 to 7 hours
Jardin Botanico Lankester Reviews
Hoy visitamos el jardín Botánico Lankester, recomendado para visita en familia y con las Mascotas. Caminata no tan larga y la parte japonesa es sumamente interesante... Instalaciones en muy buen estad... more »Today we visit the Lankester Botanical Garden, recommended for family and pet visits. Walk not so long and the Japanese part is extremely interesting... Facilities in very good condition..
El lugar es sumamente hermoso. Su acceso es bastante sencillo, ya sea en bus o en su propio transporte. Definitivamente y siempre que tengo la oportunidad, visito el jardín. Mi recomendación es: Si us... more »The place is extremely beautiful. Its access is quite simple, either by bus or in its own transport. Definitely and whenever I get the chance, I visit the garden. My recommendation is: If you are one of those who love nature and peace, this is the perfect place to get out of the routine a little bit and have a beautiful family day out.
Very nice walk, great collection of orchids, cacti and several varieties of plants. The Japanese section is really nicely built and also worth seeing. There is a gift shop that sells snacks.
Great place to spend a day or just go for a picnic, but you have to get there early as picnic tables are limited. Flowers and landscaping are well maintained, restrooms are clean. The orchids are the best feature. 🌺🌵🌿🌳 Not expensive, and the only minor issue is that the access road is not paved, it's gravel and a little dusty, but not too bad.
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