Of Argentina’s 200 orchid species, half are native to the subtropical northeastern province of Misiones. The pleasant job of capitalizing on that fact falls to the town of Montecarlo, which every year stages the National Orchid Festival together with the Provincial Flower Festival dedicated to all Misiones’ other plants capable of producing blooms.
For more information, visit http://www.fiestadelaorquidea.com/.
PHOTO CREDIT: Orchids. Bonnie Tucker.