Archive for the 'Botanical Gardens' Category

Spring at the SF Botanical Garden

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is bursting with new growth after a rainy winter. Covering about 55 acres (22 hectares) of Golden Gate Park, the garden is always full of life. During a recent visit, there were lots of spring blooms, and everything from tree ferns to giant redwoods were sporting new greenery. Also known […]

April Orchid Shows

Friday, March 31st, 2017

From Alberta to Maui, from Florida to Queensland, there’s a good chance that an orchid show is nearby this month. Don’t miss these amazing opportunities! April 1 – 2 Sonoma County Orchid Society Spring Show, Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa, California April 1 – 2 Central Coast Orchid Show & […]

McBryde Garden

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

There’s much more to Kauai’s wondrous McBryde Garden than its orchids. Here are some more photos from our recent visit, starting with Dave’s incredible picture of two rare Hawaiian Moorhens looking for lunch in a stream. We were told that they are normally very shy birds, but these two didn’t seem to mind us snapping […]

March Orchid Shows

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

March is a busy month for orchid shows around the planet. They are all great opportunities to see stunning flowers, take pictures, talk to orchid experts, and buy plants. Don’t miss these worthwhile events. March 3 – 5 Martin County Orchid Society Show, Martin County Fairgrounds, 2616 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart, Florida March 3 – […]

Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition 2017

Monday, February 27th, 2017

The Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition was a great success this past weekend. After many years at Fort Mason, the event returned to its old home in Golden Gate Park’s Hall of Flowers. Even as visitors managed tougher parking and big crowds, it was still obvious that the flowers were just as magical as previous […]

Orchids at McBryde Garden

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

McBryde Garden on the island of Kauai is one of Hawaii’s extraordinary places. Set in a verdant valley, it’s part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, with a mission of conservation and research, especially for Hawaii’s endangered native flora. Dave and I were lucky enough to visit recently and enjoy its amazing sights. The garden […]

More Botanical Garden Orchid Exhibits

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Some of these winter orchid exhibits extend into spring. Check the previous listings of ongoing botanical garden events here and here. February 12 – March 12 In the UK, explore Cambridge University Botanic Garden’s celebration of Indian orchids. Wednesday lunchtime guided tours and other special events enhance the displays. February 18 – April 9 The […]

Botanical Garden Orchid Exhibits

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Botanical Gardens are always worth a visit, especially as warm, tropical oases amid the winter cold. Check out these orchid exhibits and more in the previous listing. February 3 – March 19 Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden celebrates Victorian botanicals. Antique orchid illustrations accompany living orchid and tropical plant displays in Belmont, North Carolina. February 4 […]

February Orchid Shows

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

From Verona, Italy to Venice, Florida, orchid shows abound. Two of the biggest yearly shows happen this month. In Tokyo, the Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival is the largest in the world. In San Francisco, the Pacific Orchid & Garden Exposition is the largest in the USA. February 1 – 27 Exposition du Mille […]

Winter Orchid Exhibits

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Looking for a winter escape? Don’t miss these long-term exhibits featuring beautiful flowers inside warm glasshouses. January 6 – February 20 Find a floral wonderland at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Orchid Showcase. Enjoy hundreds of blooms in the Orangery and Marnie’s Pavilion. January 7 – March 5 Take an opulent garden stroll through the 1920’s at […]