This is a magical place to visit. Though I have no botanical knowledge or gardening skill, I found the grounds to be captivating. The carefully designed layout and attention to detail makes it fun just to stroll around. Even better if you can get a tour by Cisco, the project's creator and director, who can speak academic speak but also give a nice layperson's guide to the plants, the hydrology, and the significance of the project. Check out the main greenhouse itself with its winding paths through dense vegitation arranged in a setting that feels as natural as is possible in a greenhouse environment. The building itself is a spectacle with its artistic glass. Wildlife lovers will also appreciate the pond system which hosts a fish species that is nearing extinction, but with the help of the Orchid Project may soon be reintroduced to native habitats.
The location is just over a mile north of town and is best reached by cab, which was less than 25 pesos each way. I spent about an hour there, which seems about right unless you are taking a more academic tour.
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