The Taichung Botanical Garden is part of the National Museum of Natural Science. It includes a large outdoor park and gardens, as well as a multi-story rainforest greenhouse.
Entering the greenhouse gives you an otherworldly feeling. The sounds of the city fade away and all you can hear is the sound of the waterfall in the central pond.
We paused to look out from behind the waterfall.
Down on the lower level, we made a surprising discovery:
The first character, 雨 (pronounced “yu”) means rain, and the second, 果 (“guo”), means fruit. The “rain fruit” house is a fitting name for the galleries and cafe inside the rainforest conservatory, don’t you think? This is also the common Chinese translation of Hugo’s name.
And what should we find inside the Hugo House?
And also tree frogs:
It looks like the sunshine has found us once again.
The gardens are free, but it is NT$20 to go into the conservatory/greenhouse
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
Address: 1 Guanqian Road