Orchid Heaven

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is my idea of orchid heaven. A few years ago, Dave and I discovered it by accident as we took a detour onto a scenic road on the Big Island of Hawaii. Now it’s one of our favorite destinations, and a glance at these photos will tell you why.

Phalaenopsis flowersOncidium flowersDendrobium flowers

Located in a tropical rainforest just a few miles north of Hilo, these orchids grow outdoors in the beautifully tended gardens. There’s a special section for orchid displays, but as you look around, you’ll discover orchids are also spread throughout the whole valley. They have many of the most commonly grown varieties, such as Phals, Cattleyas, Dendrobiums, and Oncidiums, alongside some less commonly-seen tropical orchids, like the brilliant red Renanthera in the next photo set.

Renanthera flowersPhalaenopsis flowers and budDendrobium flower

Miltassia flowerCattleya hybridPhalaenopsis flower

Besides being a magnificent tourist destination, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden plays an essential role as a sanctuary for endangered plant species. The Garden operates as a non-profit organization, and is also a study center and seed bank dedicated to conservation of rare tropical plants. If you can’t make it to Hawaii, you can still enjoy their flowers by ordering a tropical flower bouquet from their website. They can ship a piece of Hawaiian heaven anywhere in the USA in only 2 days. They obviously have heaven enough to spare.

Odontoglossum flowersOncidium flowerDendrobium flower

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10 Comments on “Orchid Heaven”

  1. Joy Blake Says:

    What beautiful flowers! They can definitely get rid of the winter blues!!

  2. Elisa Says:

    Wow! Those are really lovely photos. They come in such a wide range of colours and styles that it’s quite remarkable.

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  4. laura s Says:

    how can those orchids grow outdoors and not be damaged by rough weather and eaten up by bugs? here in florida we have plenty of kinds that grow outdoors but i can always tell because the flowers get beat up a bit. maybe this garden grows them protected in a greenhouse and puts them on display when they bloom.

  5. nancy Says:

    i love the colors! that first shot with the spray of phals is remarkable.

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  7. DT65 Says:

    Thanks for the gorgeous photos.

  8. Laura H Says:

    That’s absolutely breath taking! Thanks for the pictures.

  9. Hanley Says:

    It looks so very beautiful there. Maybe I can dream of vacationing in Hawaii someday..

  10. Veur Says:

    Thanks for the cool post