Hanging Gardens of Rio

Ipanema has lots of beautiful landscaping, mixes of  tropicals and desert plants, lots of 50’s and 60’s style. There is always something interesting to see street level but if you look up its something else. On lots of the tall trees in the neighborhood people have hung orchids. As you walk down the street blooms hang over your head, whites, pinks, all orchid varieties.

Tree-hanging orchids in Ipanema

Its very cool – the newly hung plants are tied around the trees and the older ones roots have grown and latched onto the trees.

The more you look up the more plants you see growing on the trees. Ferns, airplants and other epiphytes. Some of the biggest trees have whole gardens hanging from them.

Tree gardens in Ipanema


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