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Orchid Events

orchids: A MOMENT January 14 – May 14, 2017
Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC
The Smithsonian Gardens and United States Botanic Garden 2017 Orchid Exhibition, showcases over 100 orchids in a limited-time display amidst the Hirshhorn’s unique architecture. Selected from the collections of both Smithsonian Gardens and the U.S. Botanic Garden, these stunning blooms are presented as colorful time-based installations, constantly changing throughout the exhibition’s four-month run. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the exotic assemblage as a whole as well as each orchid as it stands in that moment, and return again and again to enjoy the display as it evolves. Experience your own moment knowing there will never be another one exactly like it. Details
Check out past exhibits!

Orchid Extravaganza January 21 – March 31, 2017
Longwood Gardens Kennett Square, PA
Be wowed this winter by Longwood’s largest and most show-stopping display of orchids ever, featuring more than 4,500 vibrant orchids, all on view inside their warm Conservatory, Peirce-du Pont House, and Visitor Center. As one of the first plant collections at Longwood, orchids have held a place of distinction since 1922. Talented horticulturists celebrate the beauty and variety of orchids with an artful display that includes a towering 12-foot-tall archway made up of pink Phalaenopsis orchids. Details.
Plan a fun-filled family day and explore orchids firsthand at Longwood Gardens on OrKID Days.

Orchids in Vogue February 11 – March 26, 2017
Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe, IL
Escape from winter at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Orchid Show. This year, at our biggest flower show of the year, we’re taking a playful look at orchids and popular culture. Come see the striking Phalaenopsis ‘V3’ orchid—it’s rarely on display at botanic gardens. You also won’t want to miss the Garden’s own creations at the Orchid Show, including a 15-foot tall Vanda “wind chime” and, in a nod to the fashion world, a “gown” or two made of fresh orchids. Details

Orchid Daze February 11 – April 9, 2017
Atlanta Botanical Garden Atlanta, GA
Explore the world of America’s favorite plant during the annual Orchid Daze exhibition celebrating thousands of beautiful blossoms. Step inside the tropical warmth of the largest orchid center in the United States for a special exhibition of thousands of gorgeous orchids. Details