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Botanical Orchid Garden

1km SE from "Fiesta del Maiz", La Garita, Costa Rica
(506) 2487-8095
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in La Garita
Type: Gardens
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Gleneden Beach, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Beautiful Orchid Garden in the La Garita area of Costa Rica. This is a family owned and operated orchid garden with thousands of orchids. There are also some beautiful macaws and a white cockatoo. You can walk into the growing houses, and see orchids everywhere, inside and outside. The covered exhibit area is large, and has hundreds of fantastic blooming... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We stopped at the Garden on our way to Arenal, This family opens their grounds to share the beauty while keeping Costa Rica beautiful. They have an abundance of exotic plants, a tropical trail, nurseries, and all dedicated to the orchid plant. With our tour, there was 18 of us, the family also provided a delicious typical lunch. Great place... More

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Bennet, Nebraska
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had visited this garden about 3 years ago and were quite impressed. This year we took 2 friends along and we were the only people in the garden. It didn't seem like there were as many orchids blooming although there were a lot of small ones. We probably would not visit here again.

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South Haven, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The $12 admission was excessive for a quiet walk in a marginally maintained "garden" with a "lake", although seeing and hearing stands of bamboo was cool. Although this is purportedly peak blooming season, not many of them were. Save your money and visit any of the lovely nurseries along the road directly east of La Garita.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Orchid Garden after visiting Else Kientzler Botanical Gardens in Sarchi; no comparison. The Orchid Garden was very small with little to see and no explanations. It was essentially a waist of money--we could have seen more at one of the local nurseries.

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

My visiting friend from the US and I visited here and really enjoyed the flowers, the trails, the birds and the grounds. Very serene and peaceful day!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We enjoyed the peace that accompanied the beautiful orchids and walkways. It was a real surprise to see the flowers displayed so nicely, both in a showcase area and in their habitat.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We first discovered this garden in February, and have returned several time since. I couldn’t believe that it was less that 10 miles from us and we had never even heard of it. I am glad that they are finally on Trip Advisors so they will get more exposure and more people will enjoy this marvelous place. The finca itself... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

I believe is one of the best kept tourist attraction we visited in Costa Rica. All is inspired around the wonderfull orchids they have, most of them growing in their natural setting. Very nice trails, huge trees, small lake, birds including macaws and we had a great lunch in a beautifull setting.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Loved the place: it has so many different orchids that even puts the NYBG orchid garden to shame.

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