A striking shelter hosting an orchid collection – and the odd wandering iguana – is the centrepiece of a tropical paradise rescued from developers in the 1970s

Amid the hustle and bustle of Medellín, Colombia, are the Joaquin Antonio Uribe botanical gardens. The 35-acre site is free to enter and home to thousands of plants, a butterfly farm and a peaceful lily pond. The dense shrubbery acts as a barrier to the thrum of the city, and turtles, sloths and iguanas also call these gardens home.

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Source: The Guardian

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