Archive for the 'Botanical Gardens' Category

March Orchid Shows

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

March is a very busy month for orchid shows. Maybe someday there will be one in Antarctica, and I’ll be able to use the phrase “shows on every continent.” Until that day, I have to say “almost every continent.” Take advantage of these great events around the globe. March 1 – 2 Englewood Area Orchid […]

Temperate House at Kew Gardens

Monday, February 11th, 2019

With his recent London visit, Dave was able to enjoy some of Kew Garden’s wonders, including the remarkable Temperate House. Dating to 1863, the glasshouse had closed for five years of upgrades and renovations, and reopened last May to much fanfare. It’s the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, and houses many rare plants which […]

And More Winter Orchid Exhibits

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Leave the winter cold behind with these spectacular orchid exhibits at acclaimed botanical gardens. Find previous listings for ongoing events here and here. February 9 – March 10 Kew Gardens in London presents Orchids: Celebrate the Colour of Colombia. Enjoy flora and fauna from one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. See photos […]

Orchids at Kew: Celebrate the Color of Colombia

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

From February 9th until March 10th, Kew celebrates the orchids of Colombia. Dave visited the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens last weekend, and saw that even the initial preparations for this event are spectacular. He found remarkable Moth Orchid towers and arches full of brilliant colors. Colombia is home to over 4200 orchid […]

February Orchid Shows

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

This month, I’ve found listings for 48 events from 13 different countries. That includes two of the largest orchid shows in the world in Tokyo and San Francisco. Don’t miss these opportunities to immerse yourself in orchids! February 1 – 3 Central Vancouver Island Orchid Society Show & Sale, Nanaimo North Town Centre, 4750 Rutherford […]

More Winter Orchid Exhibits

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

In addition to the previous listing of botanical garden exhibits, the orchid displays listed below offer warm, tropical escapes from the cold. All of these events are perfect for Valentine’s Day excursions, too. January 26 – March 3 Art & Orchids: Invisible Links features botanical artwork at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, North Carolina. […]

Enjoy the Filoli Orchid Show in a Famous Mansion

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

The Filoli Orchid Show spotlights great orchids inside a celebrated mansion. Filoli Historic House and Garden in Woodside, California is always worth a visit, and the orchids are a beautiful bonus. Even if you’ve never heard of Filoli, you may recognize the estate from its many Hollywood appearances, including the TV show Dynasty, and the […]

Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Buenos Aires is home to an extraordinary Japanese garden. El Jardín Japonés de Buenos Aires is one of the largest Japanese gardens outside Japan. It’s located within walking distance of Buenos Aires Botanical Garden. During our visit, the venue was busy with tourists, locals, and groups of school children. It is obviously a much-loved green […]

November Orchid Shows

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Orchid shows are great chances to enjoy incredible flowers, connect with your local orchid society, talk to experts, and buy plants. Don’t miss these valuable opportunities. November 1 – 4 Exposition et Vente d’Orchidées, Chateau de Vascoeuil, 8 rue Jules Michelet, Vascoeuil, France November 2 – 3 Sapphire Coast Orchid Club Native Show, Twyford Hall, […]

Buenos Aires Botanical Garden

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Recently, Dave had a work trip to Buenos Aires, and I was able to come along. Of course, the Buenos Aires Botanical Garden was quickly put on our itinerary. The garden’s full name in Spanish is Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. Founded in 1898, it covers 21 acres (7 […]