Exploring your own neighborhood can surprise you. For the past year I’ve driven past a discrete sign on the road that spelled out, “La Encantada.” This morning following the dirt road that led to the La Encantada I discovered it is a botanical garden filled with native orchids from the state of Oaxaca.
A small suspended bridge continues the winding paths throughout the garden.
Visitors to the Orquideario La Encantada can purchase Octavio Gabriel’s book, Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca, directly from him onsite.
All photos copyright © 2022: Linda Marston-Reid