These and other winter orchid exhibits provide an instant reprieve from the season’s chill.
February 11 – March 10
Orchid Escape at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden offers a tropical delight. In Evansville, Indiana, the zoo’s warm and humid Amazonia exhibit makes a comfortable orchid home. Admission is included with a regular zoo ticket.
February 18 – April 29
The U.S. Botanic Garden presents Orchid Mystique: Nature’s Triumph in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens. To celebrate the centennial of Washington DC’s beloved cherry blossoms, the exhibit shows orchids in serene Japanese gardens. There are also photo displays of native North American orchids.
March 3 – April 22
New York Botanical Garden presents a mesmerizing Orchid Show. Vertical orchid gardens transform the conservatory into an exotic, tropical escape. French artist and botanist Patrick Blanc covers structures in orchids, ferns, and exotic plants, reminiscent of how epiphytes grow naturally. Orchid experts will be on hand for weekend visitors who have orchid care questions.
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