Archive for the 'Botanical Gardens' Category

June Orchid Shows

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Cape Town, Calgary, Adelaide, Orlando, São Paulo — every month orchid lovers assemble in every corner of the earth. Shows, sales, auctions, and potluck dinners celebrate hypnotic orchid flowers. Don’t miss these spectacular events! June 1 – 3 North Shore Orchid Society Show, St. Ives Shopping Village, Mona Vale Rd., St. Ives, NSW, Australia June […]

Orchids Through the Artists’ Eyes

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and the American Orchid Society present “Orchids Through the Artists’ Eyes” from May 13th – June 25th in Coral Gables, Florida. The exhibit features orchid paintings, photographs, porcelain, jewelry, and more. After enjoying the art, visitors can continue with the living orchids in Simons Rainforest and many other wonderful gardens at […]

May Orchid Shows

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Glasgow to Honolulu, Rio to Oakland, Auckland to Memphis, orchids are celebrated internationally. These events often feature exhibits and plant sales, and also include talks and tours by experts. May 4 – 7 Festival de Orquídeas, Gimnasio Fito Ramos, carr. #976, Bo. Florencio, Fajardo, Puerto Rico May 5 – 7 Memphis Orchid Society Show & […]

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 […]