Garden of the Sleeping Giant
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A Riot of Beauty
During our stay on Fiji we paid a trip to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, an orchid rich paradise founded by the late Raymond Burr (Perry Mason) in 1977. Originally created for Burr's private orchid collection, the garden also houses many plants native to the islands such as lipstick palms, bromeliads and an astounding army of orchids. There was such a huge array of blossoms in all shapes and sizes with colors so intensely vibrant you can almost hear them. The roughly $10 entrance fee will get you access to the 20 hectares of the garden and you can see Raymond Burr's private cottage for an additional fee (around $8.00), which includes afternoon tea. The pace in the garden is slow and the lush plants perfume the air, encouraging you to forget the hustle and bustle of Nadi only 10 minutes away! Take your time, and breathe it in!
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