Else Kientzler Botanical Garden

Else Kientzler Botanical Garden, Sarchi: Hours, Address, Else Kientzler Botanical Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Else Kientzler Botanical Garden

Else Kientzler Botanical Garden
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM

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flsurfer
Grecia, Costa Rica422 contributions
Aug 2020
Beautiful gardens and well maintained trails. The temperature was quite comfortable. There are areas to picnic, a children's playground, benches for resting, and restrooms halfway through. Be sure to carry your lunch, take your camera, and wear comfortable shoes. This is the type of place where you can relax and see something different on each visit. Most of the plants have signage so that you know what you are looking at. It is also attached to a gigantic plant nursery, which is a trip on its own. If you are in Sarchi, this is a must do.
Written August 22, 2020
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Irisacevedo
San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica11 contributions
Feb 2015 • Family
We arrived around 11 a.m. on a Sunday morning. Not many people; therefore, it is ideal for those who do not appreciate crowds. Beautiful flowers, gorgeous settings, manicured gardens and lots of volcanic rocks. Just ¢2900.00 per adult and ¢1900.00 per child.
Don't miss this visit before returning home.
Written February 17, 2015
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Linda M
Paraiso, Costa Rica7 contributions
Jul 2013 • Friends
Lovely relaxing and cool natural beauty under big trees. All tropical plants from palms and fruit trees to gingers, coleus, cacti, anthuriums huge and small,orchids, bromeliads and many many species of each. Laid out in flowing beds of color with water running through; impeccable result of many careful hands working hard but always with the artist's flair.
Written July 29, 2013
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EmilioCostaRica
Costa Rica25 contributions
Jul 2011 • Friends
Me and my friends wanted to go out of the City so we decided to go Sarchi. This is where the Painted Oxcarts are done. There are beautiful workshops where is possible to buy giveaways for the family. Anyway, we made a stop at Else Botanical Garden and ask the manager is it was possible to have lunch there; he told us is OK, but we had to bring our own food because they dont have a restaurant. I cant remember when was the last time I went on a picnic. It was great! We had an awesome time there. Facilities are excellent, trails are well maintain and staff is very friendly.
Written July 29, 2011
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leawatkins
Port Townsend, WA225 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
We enjoyed our walk through the extensive gardens. The path follows a meandering river and there are abundant flowers and other fauna. The grounds could use some yard maintenance but then it wouldn't feel very natural. I did some research and learned that the commercial operations which are affiliated with the Kientzlers have been leading researchers in the area of flora and fauna propqgation. Just a note, but our GPS did not take us to the gardens. It kept stopping us at a park near the stadium and we actually needed to go farther on the same road and then enter through the research lab gate, drive up the hill to the park entrance. Visiting the gardens was definitely worth the admission and provided a nice respite from the busy little town. There are nice bathrooms but no cafe or snackbar but there are some nice picnic tables and a children's play area if needed.
Written February 18, 2016
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Hayduke
Ferndale, CA234 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
We visited on a rainy day. The gardens are extensive and the plants very well maintained. The only criticism wast the many of plant labels were nearly unreadable due to wear and weathering. We spent 90 minutes.
Written November 7, 2013
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Jude77627
Fort Worth, TX37 contributions
Apr 2013 • Solo
Botanic gardens are always an easy choice. This one, however, was a bit disappointing. This was partly due to the season, and partly due to management decisions.

The early part of the walk was on a pathway comprising dirt and rocks, with stairs of wood in some places, stairs of dirt and rock in others. Running roughly alongside the river, this path led to an area of lovely flowering plants. The sprinklers were on full blast, making it unpleasant to stop and admire the exotic plants and impossible to get a picture.

Following the path led to a picnic area, a children's play area and the greenhouses. Although nice, there was nothing spectacular there. Many of the plants on display here are common at home. The few exotic plants are so far off the path, they were unapproachable.

Turning back toward the entrance, the path is broad and paved with asphalt. A turn-off that would have led to the pond was dangerously slick.

It is possible this is not the season for exuberant displays by most of the flowers. So be it. But keeping the sprinklers on - particularly on the paths - is avoidable.

So be prepared:

1. Douse yourself liberally with bug repellent. There are hoards of small bees and many more large and small flies that will harass you at every step.

2. Wear good walking shoes or, as I do, good hiking boots. You will need them.

3. Take an umbrella or rain suit. It may rain, or it may sprinkle again. The sprinklers stayed on during the whole of my visit. On-site personnel were completely unconcerned by this major inconvenience when I reported it.

4. Avid photographers will need a long lens. Approaching many plants closely enough for a short or macro lens will not be possible.

Altogether, this was a waste of time and money.
Written April 10, 2013
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aannafred
Atenas, Costa Rica65 contributions
Feb 2013 • Friends
great, easy walking trails, the river is stunning, lots of places to sit and enjoy the plants, hummingbirds, the well done landscaping, just being in this beautiful place!
Written February 11, 2013
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izi11
lukovica32 contributions
Feb 2011
The garden exist less than 10 years but it looks much older! It is carefully designed, with so many interesting plants, mostly from Costa Rica and tropics. Nice place to spend a few hours ar whole day! Even with children as there are nice playgrounds and also nice spots for a rest or small picknic...
Plants are also for sale and there are cultural events organized...
Written February 7, 2011
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BradpaNYC
Anytown33 contributions
Gorgeous gardens with a huge variety of tropical plants and trees. Picnic area has large playground for children. Definitely worth visiting.
Written July 15, 2009
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