The Colombian Botanical Gardens opened the 19th National Orchid Exhibition Thursday (23/9), after the annual event was canceled for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fifteen orchid societies from 10 cities and departments participated in one of Colombia’s symbolic events in the capital, Bogota.
Director of the Botanical Gardens of Colombia Martha Liliana Perdomo said, “This is a space where you can see more than 1,500 orchid plants of all shapes, colors and sizes. This is a space that allows us to educate visitors about the importance of maintaining and preserving the ecosystem in which these beautiful plants are found.”
Visitors of all age groups have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural environment and listen to the educational talks delivered by experts during the exhibition.
The orchid exhibition at the Jose Celestino Mutis Botanical Gardens in Bogota is expected to attract visitors from all over the world.
The orchid is the national flower of Colombia. The country has about 4,300 species of orchids, the most in the world, according to the Botanical Gardens. [uh/ka]