Orchid Show

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.

Journey into a world filled with beautiful flowers and their amazing pollinators. Stroll through the display to uncover a Victorian gazebo, pollinators of all shapes and sizes, and, of course, hundreds of orchids. 

Hours & Admission

January 31 to March 22, 2015
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

$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
Purchase Tickets

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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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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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