Lancaster Gardens Tour

lankaster garden

History Lankester Botanical Garden dates back to the 1940s when the British naturalist Charles H. Lankesterhe became interested in the culture and study of epiphytic plants in Costa Rica. As an amateur botanist collaborated with leading orchidologists of the time and devoted his life to the creation of a private garden on his farm. After his death the importance of preserving their garden was evident. Through the joint efforts of the American Orchid Society and the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, the garden of "Don Carlos" was donated to the University of Costa Rica on March 2, 1973 with the commitment to transform it into a botanical garden. With dedication and hard work Lankester Botanical Garden has grown to become one of the most active and important botanical institutions in the Neotropics.




  • July 20th, 2019, 7:30 am-3:00 pm.

  • Meeting place: Main entrance, Social Sciences Building.

  • Cash payment by July 16th

  • Price: $ 40. Includes transportation, three meals, guided tour and taxes.

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