The Orchid Thief Setting & Symbolism

Susan Orlean
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Fakahatchee Strand

Fakahatchee Strand is the swamp in southern Florida where John Laroche is accused of stealing a number of orchids. Susan walks this terrain to better understand the environment where the orchids live.

Kerry's Bromeliads

One of the largest nurseries in south Florida, Kerry's Bromeliads houses over 3.6 million orchids and 1.4 million bromeliads in 329,000 square feet of greenhouse.

Orchid Jungle

Once owned by Tom Fennell, Hurricane Andrew destroys many of the Orchid Jungle greenhouses and it is finally closed when its owners win the Florida lottery for $6.76 million.

Big Cypress Reservation

The Seminole Indian reservation in south Florida where Laroche had planned to build his nursery is called Big Cypress Reservation.

R. F. Orchids

R. F. Orchids is a large nursery owned by Bob Fuchs, whose family goes back three generations in the orchid business.

Flagler Museum

The American Orchid Society gala which Susan attends in south Florida...

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