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southfloridagaynews.com: ‘Parade of Orchids’ Spruces Up Park in Oakland Park

Courtesy of Michael MurphyWith the “Parade of Orchids” set to take place in July, Rich Ackerman walked through Oakland Park’s Stunson Park.

He was impressed with the park’s bevy of native plants, and all it needed next was native orchids climbing from the trees.

With speakers from the city and members of both botanical groups present, 100 orchids were planted at the park in an event dubbed the “Parade of Orchids.” The park was named for the late Oakland Park City Manager John Stunson, a fitting move as he loved nature.

“This project will create a beautiful and harmonious space of reflection,” Oakland Park Mayor Matthew Sparks said in a press release.

Oakland Park’s “Parade of Orchids” is one of the county’s major plantings.

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