Friday, October 10, 2008
The Orchidarium and Butterfly Pavilion- Orosa Street corner Finance Drive, Rizal Park, Manila
A park within a park, the orchidarium is located inside the Luneta park and was once a parking lot until developed into a one-hectare rainforest-like park. Established in 1994, the Orchidarium houses orchid species (the Philippines has reputedly the richest collection of orchids in the world) and a butterfly pavilion sponsored by Nokia. The orchidarium is also a favorite wedding venue.
i have always wanted to visit the place because i wanted to see the butterflies but haven't got the time whenver i get the chance to visit Luneta, and thankfully i had the chance to visit last week only to get disappointed to learn that the place is closed and is under going renovation under a new management. According to the guard i spoke with, the Orchidarium is now under the National parks administration, but he cant give me a specific time when will they open the place again, sigh, i guess i just have to wait. I know you want to peek inside as well, do visit Señor Enrique's blog to check out his photos.