Orchid Show

February - March, 2016

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.
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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Preview the Orchid Show

Get a glimpse of the Orchid Show and learn more about this year's theme, "Orchids and Their Pollinators!"

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