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Soroa's orchid garden opens new section dedicated to Sri Lanka

  • 21-Dec-09 17:55
  • Cuba
  • Holiday Industry

A new section dedicated to the beautiful Sri Lankan flora will be created at Cuba's Soroa Orchid Garden. The new collection will be presented from February 2010 at Cuba's largest botanical area solely dedicated to the many varieties of this flower.

Soroa's orchid garden opens new section dedicated to Sri Lanka
Very soon one of Cuba holidays’ most impressive botanical attractions will feature a whole new collection of exotic flowers from the Indian Ocean. A new exposition area dedicated to the Republic of Sri Lanka will be created, expanding the collection of Cuba’s largest garden of this kind, solely dedicated to the many kinds of orchids found.
Located in the province of Pinar del Rio, the Soroa Orchid Garden will soon be showcasing a whole new variety of beautiful Sri Lankan flowers, available for admiring on Cuba holidays from February 2010.
In statements made to the press, the head of Soroa’s botanical garden, Luis Enrique Villalón highlighted the work links of the centre with scientists of Sri Lanka and the initiative of adding Sri Lankan specimens to add to the rich varieties on offer. He also revealed the purposes of planting the national tree and flower of that country by numerous specimens with ornamental value.
Appealing to all nature lovers on Cuba holidays, the Soroa Orchid Garden will become a main stopping point and must-see floral museum. The new collection will increase to more than 700 floral specimens, among them the 472 Cuban and exotic orchids that have been cultivated throughout the years
The donations from Sri Lanka, as well as from Colombia and Jamaica will be decisive to the expansion and enrichment of the garden, the expert also said.
A haven for eco-lovers on Cuba holidays, at present, Soroa is part of the national network of botanical gardens, with actions in favour of orchids’ protection, which is part of the most numerous split plant family that has around 30 000 specimens. However these plants face the threat of being over-collected for commercial use due to their fragile beauty, thus causing their diminishing in numbers, so a visit to Soroa’s Orchid Garden during your Cuba holidays will help the local area preserve and further increase the many varieties of this plant on the island.
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