Orchid Exhibits

Five of the most prominent botanical gardens in the USA are offering tropical respites from winter’s chill. These orchid exhibits run for months, so you can recharge your botanical batteries through spring.

January 15 – March 13
As a remedy to Pittsburgh’s freezing temperatures, Phipps Conservatory invites you to take in their Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show. Phals, Oncidiums, Dendrobiums, and Paphs sit among the ferns and palms in the Palm Court and the Sunken Garden.

January 22 – March 27
In Philadelphia, the Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza beckons visitors to the warmth of Longwood’s 4 acre (1.6 hectare) conservatory. Filled with over 4000 orchids, there are Phals, Cattleyas, Cymbidiums, Dendrobiums, Oncidiums, and Paphs in a variety of displays.

January 29 – April 24
In Washington DC, the Smithsonian presents Orchids: A View from the East. This exhibit highlights centuries of orchids in Chinese art, culture, and medicine. From ancient Confucian ideals to Taiwan’s modern horticulture industry, orchids have deep roots in China. The exhibit includes hundreds of orchids and 15 paintings celebrating Chinese Cymbidiums.

January 29 – March 27
In St. Louis, Missouri Botanical Garden hosts its 2011 Orchid Show with a Mayan theme. Over 800 blooming orchids create a lush, tropical display alongside Mayan headpieces, sculptures, and textiles.

February 5 – April 10
Atlanta Botanical Garden presents Orchid Daze – Liquid Landscapes. Thousands of orchids grace fascinating water features. Orchid sights and scents join the tranquility of water walls, fountains, jets, and beads.

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5 Comments on “Orchid Exhibits”

  1. nancy Says:

    thanks for the list, but the closest to me is Pittsburgh. Its a 4-hr drive, and I’m snowed in now. maybe the snow will melt b4 March and I can go!

  2. Brian Says:

    I just returned from the St. Louis exhibit. They have a lot of great plants (huge Cattleyas) and the Mayan-themed accents were pretty cool.

    And the Kansas City Show is only two weeks away!

  3. Marc Says:

    Thanks for the update Brian!

  4. AboutOrchids » Blog Archive » From San Francisco to Broadway Says:

    […] In addition to these and other long-running exhibits, Cleveland Botanical Garden is hosting “Orchid Mania – Purple Reign” […]

  5. Frederika Says:

    good post.