Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Orchids @ Volunteer Park Conservatory

I was in Seattle this weekend and took a trip to the Seattle Department of Parks Volunteer Park Conservatory. The 6200 foot greenhouse houses a number of different types of plants, including a few orchids. The conservatory brochure states that "The Conservatory works with the US Department of Fish and Wildlife as a rescue center for plants illegally brought into this country", so you know that has to be how they obtained at least a few of their orchids!

Here is a picture of some of the orchids, ironically behind bars in the conservatory. My favourite was a Coelogyne lawrenceana, pictured above, which had a lovely scent.


At 9:46 p.m., Blogger christina said...

It's a shame that plants do get smuggled in but at the same time, it's kinda nice to be able to see them once they're here, even 'behind bars'.

At 9:19 p.m., Blogger pol said...

I knew a woman who has her only orchid into a cage, because the cat hates the plant. The orchid was a Catasetum tenebrosum.

At 10:35 a.m., Blogger Ava said...

Beautiful plants.



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