The gardens, which at 15 hectares about three-fourths the size of the Buchardt Gardens on Victoria Island, British Columbia. Unfortunately the butterfly house is closed. As we walk through the gardens we enjoy seeing a variety of flowers as well as the lagoon, but it is not exceptional. There are two highlights: the Orchideorama, a structure for their orchid collection, and In Situ, a highly rated restaurant located in the middle of the garden. They should visit Victoria Island for inspiration. But, it is a nice family-oriented venue within Medellín.
We stroll back to In Situ and have a fantastic meal - the best we've had in Colombia. We share an appetizer of fried cheese cubes coated with a few sesame seeds. I choose salmon and side salad as my entree and William has a local stew. Both are very flavorful and expertly prepared. The service staff is very professional and our waiter enjoys practicing his English with us. The desserts look phenomenal, but we are too full to indulge.
We gather ourselves together and walk through the gardens to the Metro station. By the time we arrive back at the apartment my walking app tells me that we have over 13,000 steps for the day. We deserve that fantastic meal!