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“Tiny but powerful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Monteverde Orchid Garden

Monteverde Orchid Garden
50 mts sur-este de Banco Nacional, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
506-2645-5308
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Type: Gardens
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Owner description: The Monteverde Orchid Garden is a place where you can enjoy beauty that is found in the marvelous world of orchids. Our garden has a large collection of orchids; we have more than 425 different species. You can find species that are endemic to Monteverde, and a collection of miniature orchids, including the smallest one in the world. We offer guided walks both in English and Spanish. We are in a great location in down town Santa Elena.
Houston, Texas
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“Tiny but powerful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Pocket research establishment. Locak Orchids so don't look for the big, showy plants. Some of the most interesting blooms and plants I have seen outside the Missouri Botanical Garden. Guide knew her plants and was able to answer Spanish and English questions in such a way that all of us felt we understood what she was saying. Well worth supporting

Visited December 2012
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Gettysburg
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“Educational and lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This is not a garden that wows you with thousands of huge orchids. Rather the enchantment comes through learning about the variety and growth habits of the many local orchids. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable. The high rating the garden receives is well earned and I recommend a visit to anyone interested in gardening. We also loved the Morphos cafe next door.

Visited December 2012
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Ashland, Oregon
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Great family run garden with amazing miniature orchids. We had fun with our hand-lenses and tour guide.

Visited October 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Many orchids are tiny...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

This is really small place. Don't expect big garden. Many of the orchids are so small, they give you a magnifying glass to see them.
For me it was interesting. But don't expect anything spectacular.

Visited December 2012
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Virginia
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“A surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I really liked the setting. The garden is small, but features a large collection of orchids. Surprisingly, most are so tiny that you really have to view them with a magnifying glass. Bring your favorite Macro lens if you want to take pictures!

As a nice side benefit, your ticket is good for a discount at the Cafe outside of the garden, or two free drinks at Morpho's.

Visited November 2012
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