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  aroids and Costa Rica travel
From: "kalbmatt" kalbmatt at email.msn.com> on 1999.11.21 at 20:25:17(3845)
I will be leaving for Costa Rica soon and wanted to know if people had =
suggestions for great gardens in Costa Rica. Certainly those with =
aroids would be wonderful, but any garden of interest would be fine.

From: Aroideae at aol.com on 1999.11.22 at 06:57:25(3851)
Lankaster Gardens, near Cartago, is a wonderful place for seeing aroids as
well as orchids and other tropicals!!! It's not far off the Pan American
Hwy. and you can probably still take the bus there. It isn't hard to find.
Have a wonderful time in that lovely country!

Lynn Hannon

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From: "Bonaventure W Magrys" magrysbo at shu.edu> on 1999.11.22 at 14:08:32(3855)
Lankaster Gardens in Costa Rica has an extensive orchid collection.
Bonaventure

From: StellrJ at aol.com on 1999.11.22 at 14:12:55(3856)
The only garden I visited in Costa Rica was at the INBio (National Institute
of Biodiversity) headquarters. They did have aroids, as well as various
other plants brought from all over Costa Rica. Since I was part of a group
of students taking a course, I did not make any of my own travel
arrangements, so I cannot, alas, tell exactly where INBio is located, except
that it was in that metro area where so many provincial capitals occur.

From: Don Martinson llmen at execpc.com> on 1999.11.23 at 10:58:52(3858)
>I will be leaving for Costa Rica soon and wanted to know if people had =
>suggestions for great gardens in Costa Rica. Certainly those with =
>aroids would be wonderful, but any garden of interest would be fine.

Yes, by all means go to the Lankaster Gardens near Cartago. My only
disappointment was that many of their specimens were not adequately
labeled. They used to have a Home Page, but the link I had is not active.

I would also recomment 2 others:

The Arenal Botanical Gardens, 5km east of Arenal (about 110km NW of San
Jose as the toucan flies) is also very pretty.

The Wilson Botanical Gardens, operated by the Organization for Tropical
Studies, is between Golfito and San Vito in the south eastern part of the
country, very close to the border with Panama. These are extensive gardens
and research facilities and I would recommend them highly.

The whole country is a wonderful place and if you have any additional
questions or are looking for recommendations on places to stay, please
contact me by private e-mail.

Don

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From: "D. Scherberich" earmag at cybercable.tm.fr> on 1999.11.25 at 08:37:28(3862)
Here is the address of the web site of Arenal Botanical Garden, they also sell
seeds but no aroid !
http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3853/

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From: Robtomjon at aol.com on 1999.11.25 at 08:40:32(3863)
YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE ORGANIZATION FOR TROPICAL STUDIES, GARY S. HARTTSHORN
919 684 5774 E-MAIL NAO@DUKE.EDU WWW.OTS.DUKE.EDU. THEY HAVE A BASE IN
COSTA RICO.

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