Tropical Ecology and Conservation [Monteverde Institute]

Alternative Title

Diseño de jardines nativos para la Estación Biológica de Monteverde


Katie Korus



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Publication Date

December 2006


This is a plan for a native garden at the Monteverde Biological Station designed in November of 2006. The garden has been designed to be used as a learning tool for the students at the Station and once developed will be aesthetically pleasing and attract native pollinators. The design includes sections of (1) light gap specialist plants (2) epiphyte families (3) plants that are examples of evolutionary mimicry to attract pollinators (4) common butterfly or hummingbird pollinated plants and (5) common understory plants. Plants for the garden were obtained from the Bajo de Tigre native plant nursery in Monteverde. Thus far, the mimicry section has been planted and the epiphyte section has been cleared and prepared, and native families missing from the section were introduced. Included here are (1) a blueprint for the continued planting of the garden and (2) color plates with pictures and botanical information about the plants to be incorporated in the garden.


Esto es un plan para un jardín nativo en la Estación Biológica de Monteverde diseñado en noviembre del 2006. El jardín ha sido diseñado para ser utilizado como una herramienta de aprendizaje para los estudiantes en la estación y una vez desarrollado estará complaciendo estéticamente y atrae polinizadores nativos.


Native plant gardening, CIEE Fall 2006

Palabras claves

Cultivo de un jardín de plantas nativas, CIEE Otoño 2006


7 pages

Geographic Location

Monteverde Biological Station (Costa Rica); Cerro Plano (Puntarenas, Costa Rica)

Ubicación geográfica

Estación Biológica de Monteverde (Costa Rica)

Holding Location

Monteverde Institute


English; Spanish

Media Type



Digital Only





Native garden design for the Monteverde Biological Station, December 2006



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