Saturdays are for trips. I opened the season with a show trip here in Slovenia, to Pomurje (north west of Slovenia). I wanted to see the orchid and butterfly exhibition. Where? In a gardening center Kurbus, somewhere between Radenci and Gornja Radgona.
First shock? Huuugeee crowd. There were a lot of people, full parking and a line to purchase the tickets that costs 7€ per person. I don’t know why but I really didn’t expect so many people there. We were walking one after another and you just hoped you won’t walk all over the person before you, since we were all looking around and stoping to take pictures.
I adore orchids! Gorgeous flowers I could watch all day. I do have a few at home but… let’s put it like this – I am no flower expert, but they do still live. And at Kurbus I had a lot to see. So many colours, shapes, sizes, from above, down bellow, everywhere around me – orchids. Really beautiful, blooming and it smells sooo good. The only problem: HEAT. Of course, I am in “tropical paradise” 😉 Luckily they’ve put a water dispenser along the way so you could refresh yourself.
Here came the other shock. There were only a few butterflies around, a bunch of them had broken or squished wings and I mostly felt just sorry for them instead of admiring their beauty. Some were even captured in the “walls” that were made from some kind of fabric. I wouldn’t recommend visiting this part of exhibition to any animal lover. Unfortunatelly I haven’t noticed anyone that’d take care of safety of this gorgeous creatures. We all know how people can be like.
In the room with butterflies there were also two parrots. One was clever and moved to the top branches so people couldn’t get to it, but the other was on a branch close to people. I was horrified. I understand people’s wish to take a picture. But stop touching it when it’s clearing shown you it doesn’t like it and moves away from you! Once again, I haven’t seen anyone being there to care for the parrots well being.