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Beautiful and Serene

What a hidden gem. This botanical garden has over 10,000 species of ferns. We were given a tour by... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful, Tranquil Space

Very knowledgeable guides and a wonderful collection of Cuban and other flora. Would love to go... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Will G
New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Beautiful and Serene”
22 Jul 2018
“Wonderful, Tranquil Space”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Carretera de la Caney #129, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Reviewed yesterday

What a hidden gem. This botanical garden has over 10,000 species of ferns. We were given a tour by the English speaking botanist who planted every one of these ferns. You can tell this is a labor of love for him. He had stories to...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Very knowledgeable guides and a wonderful collection of Cuban and other flora. Would love to go back again to see. Admission: one CUC (one Dollar).

Thank Will G
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We were graced to receive a guided tour of this enchanting fern and orchid garden by its owner/creator, who started cultivating it more than forty years ago on a relatively small plot of land in Santiago de Cuba. Virtually every square inch of land (save...More

Thank Hagar33
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is an amazing garden that has been developed over decades. Our tour by the creator was fascinating. His passion for this creation is precious and the beauty and tranquility are very special.

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a most unusual and delightful site. The creator of the garden, Manolito Caluff, guided us through this treasure, and his introduction to his garden showed his love and expertise at every turn. The garden is lush, with hundreds of varieties of ferns and...More

Thank Leslie W
Reviewed 3 August 2016

What a pleasure to reach this tranquil place from the noise and dirt of the city. We had a comprehensive tour around the garden by a very knowledgable botanist for 1CUC. As well as the beautiful ferns and orchids, there were indigenous trees, hummingbirds and...More

Thank carleton23
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Our group of 14 stopped here at the Fern Gardens late on a rainy afternoon. The recent rain was dripping out of trees and trellises as we received a grand tour by the knowledgeable resident proprietor. Helechos, orchids, and other greenery come from all over...More

Thank radarharp
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Excellent place to pass a few quite hours away from the hustle and bustle of the city. About 3km out of the city but we caught a local bus which dropped us outside. Originally a private collection - ferns, orchids and other plants - but...More

1  Thank Poppyslane
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We had a guided tour through this amazing garden by the gardener and owner, Manuel Caluff. Extremely knowledgeable and internationally recognized for his collection of ferns and orchids, Manuel, who calls himself, Manolito, is a lovely host. He has published 2 books - one for...More

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