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Madeira Fire

26 August 2016 16:43:32

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Heartbreaking news. The recent Madeira fires have destroyed Madeira's most beautiful orchid garden and one of the largest private orchid collections in the world. It was more than 100 years old.

I enclose a link to my video of this beautiful place last February and one of the devastating photos from today. Please share and consider donating to rebuild.

Best Madeira Orchid Haven - Jardim Orquídea (Pregetter's) - YouTube

The Jardim Orquídea Website & How To Donate

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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 26 August 2016 17:59:51

Maderia had been so unlucky over the last few years with floods and now such a devastating fire.

Rachel Rachel 26 August 2016 20:24:14

It is just terrible. I feel blessed to have been able to see this wonderful garden before the end.

fran m fran m 26 August 2016 20:50:25

That is terrible for sure, but at the end of the day lives are much more important, hopefully no body was injured or worse.

Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 26 August 2016 22:03:33

So sad i had not hear about the fires.  I loved Madeira and am so sorry to hear of the problems.


Rachel Rachel 27 August 2016 12:49:18

Yes, I agree, Fran. Lives are obviously much more important. I don't read that anyone was killed at Prettiger's but the owner and his disabled wife lost their home, let alone their livlihood. So it's bad enough on the humanitarin front.

I know, Elizabeth. Anyone who has been to Madeira will be gutted to hear.


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