Jardin Botanico Lankester, Cartago

4.3
#1 of 7 in Parks in Cartago
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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  • We had been looking forward to this visit but were very disappointed. The gardens are rather boring and situated in a suburban area. In particular the Japanese garden was not in very good condition...  more »
  • Although the garden specializes in orchids, it is absolutely worth a visit even in a period when orchids are not flowering. The best period for visiting the garden is probably between March and...  more »
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  • 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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