Photo Essay: Orchids

These photos were all taken at the greenhouse at the Shilin Official Residence, Chaing Kai-shek’s estate in Taipei, Taiwan. Madame Chiang Kai-shek was a horticulture and botany enthusiast, so the estate is mostly known for its first-rate flower gardens. After her death, the estate was bequeathed to the nation. The orchid greenhouse is next door to the Victory Chapel, which was Chiang Kai-shek’s private church.

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2 Responses to Photo Essay: Orchids

  1. loopyloo305 says:

    Beautiful John, simply beautiful!

  2. lizp4 says:


    Makes me want to redouble my efforts here. Keeping orchids in Alaska is problematic, of course. But we do try.

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