Posted by: danielfee | September 25, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 09-25-2012

Lankester Gardens – Cartago, Costa Rica

Lankester Gardens

Lankester Gardens

Lankester Botanical Gardens, located in the Cartago province of Costa Rica was created in 1917 by the English naturalist Charles Lankester. The primary goal of the gardens was to preserve the local flora. Today the gardens are administered by the University of Costa Rica. The garden sits on 27.2 acres and is home to over 3,000 species of plants, principally epiphytes, including orchids and bromeliads. There are paved trails that wander from open sunny gardens into shady forests. With the wealth of plants and blossoms, the gardens are highly attractive to birds and butterflies. Over 100 species of birds have been recorded at the gardens and it has also been declared a refuge for migratory birds.


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