Soroa Orchid Garden in Pinar del Rio recovers from hurricane damage
Posted: 11 November 2008 10:35 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Soroa’s Orchid Garden, in the western Cuban province of Pinar del Río, has been restored after being severely damaged by hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

The garden, which opened to visitors interested in learning about the different varieties of orchids and plants, exhibits more than 400 species of orchids, its main attraction.

According to experts, the hurricanes damaged 15 varieties of orchids, which will be replaced by specimen from central and eastern Cuba.

The garden holds the largest collection of Cuban orchids and valuable specimens of Cuban and foreign flora, including endemic species.

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