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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  • Beautiful garden, and I have never seen so many orchids. They had hundreds of them and all blooming. This is a 26-acre park, and you can see all of it in a leisurely stride in about an hour or so... 
    Beautiful garden, and I have never seen so many orchids. They had hundreds of them and all blooming. This is a 26-acre park, and you can see all of it in a leisurely stride in about an hour or so...  more »
  • This is a small garden on the outskirts of Cartago. The history of the gardens is, somewhat, interesting and the University of Costa Rica clearly do some valuable research. Despite that, this is a... 
    This is a small garden on the outskirts of Cartago. The history of the gardens is, somewhat, interesting and the University of Costa Rica clearly do some valuable research. Despite that, this is a...  more »
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  • Amazing place. Plan to spend the day wandering this amazing series of crafted environments. Built over about 10 decades, there are wonders and delights around every curve of the easy to navigate path.
  • Beautiful and amazing botanical garden, where you can immerse your self in diverse botanical kingdom's . Large amount of incredible varieties of heliconia and gingers., loads of gorgeous orchids and much more including a gorgeous specimen of Jade vine!

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