Jardín botánico de Medellín was founded in the year 1972 and encompasses an area of 14 hectares (34.59 acres). The garden has been successful in restoring the natural habitat of the place and is known for a special flower show called the Orquideograma. The land is interspersed with attractions magnificent in their own right, including tropical forests replete with a canopy of marvelous trees and diverse flora and fauna, the picturesque Francisco José de Caldas Lagoon, exquisite desert gardens showcasing types of plants which are acclimated to arid regions, and labyrinths with green pathways flanked by species such as the Thumbergia erect a- small bushes lining the winding trails. Other important aspects of the garden are the La casa de las mariposas, Huerto medicinal, Patio de las azaleas, Bosque tropical and lots more. An in-house restaurant featuring dishes made from the fresh locally produced ingredients is located on the premises.