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Date: January 16, 2019 

Contact: Missouri Botanical Garden Public Relations Dept. 

Phone: (314) 577-0286 (media use only) (media use only) 


For Immediate Release 


2020 Orchid Show is “Mayan inspired” 

WHAT: 2020 Orchid Show 

WHEN: February 1 – March 22, 2020, Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily 

Orchid Nights: Feb. 13 and March 5 

WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., south St. Louis 

COST: The Orchid Show is $5 (ages 3 and older), in addition to regular Garden admission ($14 adults; $6 St. Louis City/County residents; free children ages 12 and younger). Free for Garden members. 

Orchid Nights held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 13 and March 5, are $15 for Garden members and $20 for nonmembers. Tickets on sale now at 

INFO:; (314) 577-5100, 1-800-642-8842 toll free 


(ST. LOUIS): See hundreds of orchids from one of the world's largest collections at the 2020 Orchid Show, opening February 1 at the Missouri Botanical Garden.  


This year’s Orchid Show theme is “Mayan-inspired,” with an artistic twist.  


The show will feature a presentation of moss-covered mannequins donning lavish botanical headdresses, each created by members of the American Institute of Floral Designers. The Orthwein Floral Display Hall will transform into a lush rainforest filled with vibrant blooming orchids and tropical flora of Mesoamerica. 


The Orchid Show is a once-a-year opportunity to view a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden's living collection, which is one of the largest and oldest in the world. The display will also showcase the Garden’s extensive collection of tropical flora. 


The Garden will hold two Orchid Nights wine and spirit tastings events. Visit the show in the evening and step into the landscape of beautiful blooming orchids while you take in live music and sample libations from local breweries, wineries and distilleries. Cash bar and small bites are also available for purchase.  


Orchid Nights will take place on February 13 and March 5. Tickets are available online or at the door. The cost is $15 for Garden members and $20 for nonmembers.  


On February 13, enjoy a special Valentine's Dinner at Orchid Nights. Tickets include a three-course meal, drinks and live music in Spink Pavilion. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $75 per person. 


Orchid Show admission is $5 per person (ages 3 and older), in addition to general Garden admission ($14 for adults; $6 for St. Louis City and County residents with free admission Wednesdays and Saturdays until noon; free for children ages 12 and younger). Missouri Botanical Garden members enjoy free general admission along with free Orchid Show admission.  


The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North and South exit. Free parking is available on site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer.  

For general information, visit or call (314) 577 5100 (toll-free, 1 800 642 8842).  


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The Missouri Botanical Garden’s mission is “to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.” Today, 161 years after opening, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display.