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Costa Rica's Senor Scissorhands Topiary

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Cute place to stop

We lived in Costa Rica for a year and this place was recommended to us by a friend. It was quite... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Renu F
Family Sunday trip

Came here to see it. We had heard of it on tv and press. Once you get there and see how nice the... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Iglesia de San Rafael, Zarcero, Costa Rica
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All reviews across the street topiary garden beautiful church costa rica caravan tour definitely worth a stop short stop an ice cream shop park trees animals drive break town topiaries arches iglesia
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Renu F
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MaxAres
Reviewed 1 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mary K
Reviewed 10 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Barheat
Reviewed 4 May 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank travelingnana0806
Reviewed 8 April 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ruralesq
Reviewed 6 April 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank redeco
Reviewed 26 February 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SFBzoo
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This is great for all ages. Visit the church then head to the garden to see all the topiaries. So much work and care. Neat to see. Great ice cream shop across the street also

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank my_traveling_soles
Reviewed 2 December 2017

The gardens are a neat stop if you are heading through the area. It is a neat place to go for a walk and relax.

Date of experience: May 2017
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