Our mission is to educate anyone that gardens, has a nursery, or works in landscaping about the importance, propagation, and use of native ornamental plants and their contribution to the rich ecology and beauty of Costa Rica’s landscape.

We are a network of scientists, biologists, landscapers and gardeners of Costa Rica concerned about the low diversity of native ornamental plants and excess of exotic plants in gardens, resulting in a desert for wildlife and a threat to our ecosystems. Some exotic plants, popularly used in Costa Rican gardens, are escaping and have invaded our forests and wildlife areas.

Below we offer a directory of native ornamental plants by region since each region of Costa Rica has its own characteristic flora. We hope to take advantage of the beauty, diversity and identity that native plants give our country.

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