Orchid Show

February 6 to March 27
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

The annual Orchid Show offers visitors a once-a-year opportunity to see a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden’s expansive permanent living collection amid a tropical oasis inside the Orthwein Floral Display Hall. The Orchid Show theme changes annually.

Admission
$5.00 per person (ages 3 and up) 
in addition to regular Garden admission 
($8 adults; $4 St. Louis City/County residents; free children ages 12 and under)
Free for Garden members and their children 
 
Orchids By the Numbers

The Garden's orchid collection includes:

  • 6329 individual plants (not including those in the Climatron)

  • 2784 accessions

  • 2112 taxa (different kinds of plants)

  • 598 of the approximately 27,800 species known to science

  • Representatives from 20% of known genera

  • 192 wild source accessions (7% of the collection)

  • 89 accessions which are threatened/endangered (9%)