Archive for July, 2015

Orchids in the Park

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Every year, Orchids in the Park puts on an amazing display. This past weekend, the event again filled¬†Golden Gate Park with fantastic orchids. San Francisco’s smaller annual show can’t compare with the Pacific Orchid Expo’s size and spectacle, but it always boasts outstanding and unusual plants. Of course, I especially love the bizarre varieties, which […]

Orchid Observers: A Citizen Science Project

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

London’s Natural History Museum needs your help. The museum has started an Orchid Observers citizen science project, and it’s looking for volunteers to help study how climate change is affecting native British orchids. Scientists have already found that some species have been blooming earlier, consistent with warmer springtime temperatures. At Orchid Observers, you can choose […]

Orchids in the Park Is Coming!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

The San Francisco Orchid Society presents Orchids in the Park this coming weekend, July 25th – 26th. Check out the orchids at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park, near the park entrance by 9th Avenue & Lincoln Way. Enjoy orchid displays, vendors, talks by orchid experts, book sales, and raffles. To further whet […]

Orchids at Chelsea Physic Garden

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Where can you find orchids in London besides Kew Gardens? Try the smaller, lesser-known, and older Chelsea Physic Garden. Inside its glasshouses, Chelsea Physic Garden houses a small but impressive orchid display. Founded in 1673 to study medicinal plants, it’s one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, 86 years older than Kew. I […]

More Orchids From Kew Gardens

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Kew Gardens is packed with botanical treasures, and it’s impossible to see them in a single visit, or a single blog post. Here are some more photos from our recent trip to the world’s preeminent botanical garden. The first picture shows the Palm House, which features orchids scattered among its tropical plants. The second picture […]

Orchids at Kew Gardens

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Kew Gardens is the heart of the botanical world.¬† It’s one of the oldest, largest, and most important botanical gardens, and it maintains the largest collection of living plants on earth. Kew is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s also one of London’s top tourist attractions. And, of course, it has lots of great […]

July Orchid Shows

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

The orchid world focuses on the southern hemisphere this month, with busy show schedules in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, and South Africa. There are still shows up north, too, in Louisiana, Iowa, Hawaii, Ontario, and more. San Francisco Bay Area residents, don’t miss Orchids in the Park in Golden Gate Park on July 25th-26th! Enjoy […]