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Costa Rica: Visit to Lankaster Garden!

A beautiful garden in Cartago. It's a perfect stop if you go to the Volcano Irazú.

Don't miss this place!

We definitely recommend it!

The history of the Lankester Botanical Garden dates back to the 1940s when British naturalist Charles H. Lankester became interested in the cultivation and study of the epiphytic plants of Costa Rica.

As an amateur botanist, he collaborated with the leading orchidologists of the time and dedicated his life to creating a private garden on his estate. After his death the importance of preserving his garden became evident. Through the joint efforts of the American Orchid Society and the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, the garden of "don Carlos" was donated to the University of Costa Rica on March 2, 1973 with the commitment to transform it into a botanical garden.

With dedication and hard work the Lankester Botanical Garden has become one of the most active and important botanical institutions in the Neotropics.

There are different tours to do if you want to visit this area of Costa Rica, which I personally recommend:

-Day tour with Irazú Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankaster Garden.

-Day Tour the Irazú volcano and the hot springs Hacienda Orosi.

*Amanda Urcuyo is a travel designer for Costa Rica and you can contact her for information on tours, hotels, rent a car or shuttles:

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