Summit Botanical Gardens & Zoo

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Summit Botanical Gardens & Zoo information

adult/child US$1/free
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With more than 15,000 plant species, these botanical gardens were founded in 1923 to introduce, propagate and disseminate tropical plants from around the world into Panama. In addition to trails marked with plant species, there is a small zoo, which was originally setup to help GIs identify animals while they were out serving in the jungles.

Since Summit depends on city funding and organization, thus improvements are often slow to implement. The same buses that pass by Gamboa will stop here if you ask the driver.