Investigation Units

Agri-Food Sciences

José Maria Orozco Botanic Garden, Biology School, Montes de Oca (JBO, for its acronym in Spanish).

The Orozco Garden has a reduced extension (1 acre). However, there are about 450 species of plants. In this place, about 600 species will be counted in the next years; an example of vegetable diversity that can be protected even in small areas. This garden is an appropriate place to complement the teaching of botany, to preserve biodiversity, to illustrate various phenomena of nature, to practice environmental education and to have healthy recreation. Keeping this piece of nature in the midst of the San José urban area is an example that the UCR can contribute to a society that is traditionally destructive and disorganized.