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.

$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 
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Orchid Collection

Paphiopedilum 'Rainbow'

The Garden's extensive orchid collection includes more than 7,000 individual orchid plants representing approximately 280 genera and more than 2,500 unique orchid taxa.

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Behind the Scenes

Orchid Show installation

See how Garden horticulture staff and volunteers create the Orchid Show each year: 

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Browse orchid images

Share Your Thoughts!

Complete a brief survey and let us know what you thought of this year's Orchid Show! 

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Tariq Stévart Orchid Presentation and Lecture

Dr. Tariq Stévart

Wednesday, March 16
6 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Join Dr. Tariq Stévart of the Garden's global research team for a presentation on his work with orchid conservation and unique advancements in shadehouse propogation, followed by a reception and evening viewing of the 2016 Orchid Show. 

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