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“One stop shop.”

Monteverde Orchid Garden
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Lake Mills, Wisconsin, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One stop shop.”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

We learned a lot and saw some beautiful orchids! It was a great little garden packed with orchids. Had many picture opportunities.

Visited August 2012
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Beaune, France
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful garden of orchid”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

If you like orchid, it's a great garden to visit! The guide was very interesting and knew a lot about orchid.

Visited June 2012
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PA
Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“So Many Orchids!”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

We spent a short visit here, with a tour by a young man who knew his orchids! The tiniest orchids I have ever seen, and we learned what to look for when we toured the actual Cloud Forest later. We learned how the orchids attract insects for pollination, and that they have diverse and interesting scents to complete this job.
It is worth seeing this before your cloud forest tour, so you don't just walk right by the orchids without realizing it.

Visited June 2012
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Thank ReenPA
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
“Very Informative!”
Reviewed June 8, 2012

Great tour. Bring your zoom lens if you want to take pics of the orchids. They're small but beautiful.

Visited April 2012
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Miami, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“If you love orchids”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

My wife has been collecting orchids for almost ten years now, so a visit here was a natural. Alot of the larger orchids had already bloomed due to the time of year it was but we were in for a very large surprise. I mean small, as in orchids. We never realized the number of small and miniature varieties there are. All beautifully exhibited. The small toucanette nesting made for a nice touch. This was one of the nicest natural exhibits of orchids we have ever seen.

If you like orchids, go.

Visited April 2012
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