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We had a fabulous day here and did a LOT of walking. We still didn't see all there was to see in Balboa Park, but to my delight the Lath House had an orchid display.

There’s a reason why Balboa Park’s stunning Botanical Building graces countless posts. Constructed with slats to allow for the proper sunlight and air circulation for plants, this soaring lath house was built for the 1915–16 Panama-California Exposition and is one of the largest of its kind in the world, flawlessly framed by a flower-trimmed lily pond. With its distinctive blend of architecture and flora, this is easily one of the most photographed spots in all of Balboa Park.

Top Left: The outside view of the Lath House.

Top Right: A gorgeous Cattleya Orchid.

Bottom Left: A beautiful Phalaenopsis Orchid.

Bottom Right: Janet (me) beside an enormous Birds nest fern. Bird's nest ferns (Asplenium nidus) are naturally epiphytic, meaning they grow on the surface of other plants. In their rainforest homes, they can be found growing high in the crooks of trees. This one was happy growing in the ground. Two Aussies.
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Thanks Marina, hugs to you my friend. ♥


Thanks for sharing your memories from this lovely park. Even if you've said you were tired, you look very nice in the bottom right photo.


Thanks Val, there was an Aussie section here, fun to see.
Hugs my friend. ♥♥♥


Janet lovely puzzle thank you, great photo of you looking so happy amongst your favourite plants Hugs my friend♥♥♥


Thanks Suzy, hugs to you my friend. ♥


Thanks Daasha, yes a beautiful Park and so much to see. All the orchids there were fabulous. Hugs to you. ♥♥♥


Thanks Barb, the orchid display here was fabulous and the other tropical plants too. Yes that orchid was stunning. Hugs to you dear friend. ♥☺♥


Thanks Jaklien, hugs to you my friend. ♥♥


Thanks Allie, we spent ages in the lath house, mostly taking photos of the orchids, but so much to see. Hugs dear friend. ♥♥


Thanks so much Nev, you are sweet, hugs my friend. ♥♥♥


Lovely orchids, and a lovely lady to welcome us to the park. :) ♥

Janet, visiting such a park is certainly an amazing experience. Your photo at the fern is beautiful and the orchids are wonderful. Thanks and hugs my friend. ♥♥♥


Beautiful, Janet and the nice choice of photos for our enjoyment. The Cattleya is stunning and my friend, Janet looks fabulous.....LOL Hugs my friend ☺♥


Well said, Nev, "the movie star" hahaha.
Gorgeous collage. Hugs and ♥


Wonderful Janet! I remember seeing these when you posted them the first time - Nice to see it again....It's a place I would love to visit!! hugs xx


Very fine collage, Janet. I like the 'movie star' too. ♥♥♥


Thanks Jill, yes the orchid was a gorgeous colours. Hugs. ♥


Thanks Shirley, yes the plant here were fabulous. Hugs ♥


Wonderful collage and information. Love that cattleya orchid, so gorgeous. Thanks Janet & hugs 😊❤️


Two lovely Orchids and the Birds nest fern is a beauty, Thanks, Janet.


Jacki it is VERY tall. Way taller than me. Thanks and hugs. ♥


That birds nest fern is SO tall!! Wow! Nice combination, Janet. Thanks and hugs


Thanks so much Trudy, hugs to you. ♥


Lovely shots (again)-- You do a good job with your camera! Hugs from Trudy

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