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We lived in Costa Rica for a year and this place was recommended to us by a friend. It was quite the interesting/fun drive to get there. Very nicely kept topiaries - my son loved them! The church was also beautiful. And there is a...More
Came here to see it. We had heard of it on tv and press. Once you get there and see how nice the trees are formed. It is amazing full of people on Sunday enjoying the scenery. There is good parking in the church. The...More
Zarcero has long been known for it's topiary garden with animals, and other figures, as well as caves and arches. My grandchildren had a great time running around deciding what each one was and playing hide and seek. There is a beautiful church behind the...More
Located in front of San Rafael Church, the topiary gardens are impressive. It is fun to walk through the garden and try to identify the animals that are depicted. Keeping the shrubs trimmed is a full time job. Definitely a must see when in Zarcero.
Beautiful church and a garden of topiaries in front of it. Good place for a break from driving with restrooms,benches, the church and garden and an ice cream shop across the street. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and many people were all about....More
What a fabulous and unexpected treat! Had a brief "bathroom break" here with our Caravan tour. Way too short to explore the beauty of this small town. And stop across the street for the inexpensive yummy ice cream.
Around 1960, a local gardener started clipping topiary shapes from the cedar trees in the park fronting Iglesia de San Rafael. The shrubs are shaped into fanciful animals, art-nouveau styled arches, and more. There are roses, a little duck pond, and exercise machines for the...More
We stopped here as part of our Caravan tour. We were given a half hour, but certainly could have used more time. The church is beautiful and there is a hidden grotto behind it. The topiaries are are awesome. The gardener was out shaping some...More