At the heart of old Manila, the Orchidarium and Butterfly Pavilion is an oasis for those looking for a serene, quiet spot that’s close to nature: it is filled with lush greenery including a miniature rainforest.
And to think that this theme park and ecological preserve is right in the middle of congested roads and government buildings. A park within a park, the Orchidarium is located inside the Luneta National Park. Around it are the National Museum, Museo Pambata, Rizal Park and its Planetarium, and the Manila Bay. Owned and managed by the Clean and Green Foundation, the Orchidarium began as a one-hectare donation from the National Parks Authority. It used to be a parking lot.
Established in 1994, the Orchidarium houses orchid species— the Philippines has reputedly the richest collection of orchids in the world—and other varieties of indigenous plant life.
THE ORCHIDARIUM AND BUTTERFLY PAVILION
Address: Teodoro F. Valencia Circle Rizal Park, Manila
Telephone: (632) 527.6376 / 527.6378/79