Orchids are known for their delicate beauty and exotic character. Evolving through an intricate and interesting history, the meanings of orchids include love, beauty, luxury, and strength.
Orchids belong to the most diverse family of plants known to man. There are over 28,000 species. Orchids are the most rapidly (genetically) changing group of plants on earth and more new species have been discovered over the last few thousand years than any other plant group known.
Belize has about 300 species of native orchids including the Black Orchid. This is the national flower of Belize. Portofino’s Tropical Garden has many different flowers, including orchids. We hope you enjoy these pictures from some of the Orchids in our garden!