Public Gardens Photo Tours forum: Lankester Botanical Garden near IrazĂș Volcano National Park in Costa Rica

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Name: Fred Rump
Naples, FL (Zone 10a)
enjoying what nature has to offer
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Orchids Tropicals Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Fred
Aug 3, 2011 6:58 PM CST
The gardens were established by British orchid enthusiast Charles Lankester West in 1917. In 1973 his family donated the plants to the American Orchid Society and the Stanley Smith Foundation (U.K.) purchased the grounds and donated them to the University of Costa Rica to perpetuate for research and the enjoyment of the public.

Lankester Gardens has a world class collection of nearly a thousand varieties of orchids displayed at eye level. The huge number of plants means you can see blooms year round, although Feb. through April is the most spectacular time to visit. The 26 acres of gardens are home to nearly 3,000 species in all.


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Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
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wren
Aug 4, 2011 4:21 AM CST

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Thanks you for sharing
How are your own gardens doing?
Name: Fred Rump
Naples, FL (Zone 10a)
enjoying what nature has to offer
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Orchids Tropicals Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Ponds Bromeliad Ferns Region: United States of America Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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Fred
Aug 4, 2011 6:47 AM CST
We were decimated last winter and I almost gave up but I'm back and all is well. It's just so hot outside. I will add more gardens to the collection. Then all we need is visitors.
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
Birds Butterflies Amaryllis Seed Starter Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
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wren
Aug 4, 2011 9:00 AM CST

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Yes thank you so much for adding your garden trips to this forum.

I agree about the heat, just came in from taking some pictures and I am dripping
Name: Fred Rump
Naples, FL (Zone 10a)
enjoying what nature has to offer
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Orchids Tropicals Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Ponds Bromeliad Ferns Region: United States of America Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Image
Fred
Aug 4, 2011 11:38 AM CST
It was nice and sunny this morning and I put long pants and boots on to spray an area that is infested with poison ivy. Wouldn't you know that as I was finishing the clouds came in and it rained buckets. The same thing happened yesterday about two hours after I sprayed for weeds in the lawn. I can make it rain.
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
Birds Butterflies Amaryllis Seed Starter Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
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wren
Aug 4, 2011 11:41 AM CST

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Please bring your sprayer and come spray my weeds!!!!! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

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