US (WA): Orchids from Taiwan in bloom at Twin Oaks

A total of 130 varieties of Taiwan-cultivated orchids are blossoming at the Twin Oaks, a historic residence in Washington, D.C., in an exhibition to mark its 130th anniversary between Sept. 27 and Oct. 3.

It is the first time that Taiwan has held such a floral showcase in the estate built in 1888, which used to be the residence of Taiwan’s ambassadors to the U.S. from 1937 to 1979.

Taiwan took in US$180 million in revenue from the export of orchids last year, accounting for 91 percent of total flower export sales. The U.S. represents 32 percent of the sales, the lion’s share of the export market for Taiwan’s orchids, noted the agency.

Read more at Taiwan News (Huang Tzu-ti)

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