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Orchid Garden - Museum Mindo - Ecuador

The Mindo Orchid Garden is a private collection of plants replanted from the nearby cloud forest. There are over 200 orchids on display, some large and easily-spottable, others so tiny you need a magnified glass to find them.

When entering the garden, you'll pay the small admission fee at a rickety shack for admittance to the garden and rental of a magnified glass. A guide—usually Hugolindo, the owner of the garden—will give you a private tour, explaining the names of each of the orchids and some of their key characteristics. His garden is truly a labor of love, and he beams proudly whenever travelers stop to snap pictures of the flowers. Tours are only conducted in Spanish, but if you only know a little bit you can just smile, nod, and take pictures.


Mindo, Ecuador

Museum Types:
Botanical garden

Getting There

The Orchid Garden is located just behind the soccer field, easily walkable from the center of town. You can also ask any cab driver to take you there.

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Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:daily 9 a.m.

Open Hours to:daily 5 p.m.

Days Closed:none

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Currencies accepted
US dollar

08 Feb 2013

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