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“Beautiful grounds, Beautiful Flowers”

Jardin Botanico Lankester
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US$115.56*
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Day Trip to Irazu Volcano, Oros Valley and...
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Cartago
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Lankester Botanical Garden is a research center of the University of costa Rica, created in 1973 due to the international efforts of scientists and conservationists. Our mission is the research of orchids and other epiphytes to preserve our plante's biological diversity and to inspire and improve people's quiality of life
Reviewed February 21, 2018

A wonderful orchid collection, including tiny orchids. Lovely gardens, including Japanese garden, a bonsai collection in a greenhouse, Lovely grounds for a walk.

Thank gunn48
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"japanese garden"
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"orchid collection"
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"san jose"
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"costa rica"
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"great variety"
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"different species"
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"plants and flowers"
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"few hours"
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"nice collection"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful garden"
in 3 reviews
"could have been better"
in 2 reviews
"picnic lunch"
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"different areas"
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"gift shop"
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"secondary forest"
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"entrance fee"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

Yes, the Lankester Botanical garden is a small, beautifully maintained garden with lots of interesting plants. But the Botanical garden, especially the one belonging to a University is supposed to be also an information source about the plants. And yet I have to see a garden so almost totally lacking labels and general plant information as this one. I counted maybe 5-6 labels throughout the whole area. Actually, a garden in National Museum in San Jose had better labeling than Lankester. The University should know that some people come not only to stroll but also to learn something. Dissapointing.

Thank acorna
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

We were surprised and delighted when we saw how extensive some of the collections were. Almost all of the plants were well cared for and nicely displayed.

Thank mlmdaisy
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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

We went on a family last minute trip and we were amazed when we get to the place. At the beginning you don’t know when to start since there are different tracks to get to different places so it’s up to you to decide. We did it the regular way according to the map they provide to us and was really nice. We get to the Japanese side with a small house and the lakes give you a sense of peace and relaxation you need. It’s weekend trip to get out of the city a while.

Thank Neto G
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

This is very nicely planned out garden with 8 different featured gardens;
Orchids,Cactus, Japanese garden and many others.
Walkways are wide and easy for everyone and you never feel crowed in.
There are tables and chairs so you can brink a picnic lunch.
Drinks and a gift shop are provided.

Thank Craig M
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