You don't have to be an orchid enthusiast to enjoy a visit to this large collection of orchids. The young woman who escorted us through the gardens was extremely knowledgeable about orchids and an excellent guide. Like most fine teachers she transmitted her enthusiasm to us! There are a few flashy orchids in their greenhouse, but most of the collection is outside in a natural setting, We used the magnifying glasses they have to see some very tiny and fascinating orchids. When we went to the Monteverde Cloud Forest the next day, we were very much more aware of the orchids there and because of our visit to the Orchid Gardens we found ourselves scanning the forest canopy with our binoculars for colorful orchids. We found quite a few we would not have seen otherwise.