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Orchid Artistry October 20-22, 2017
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
Celebrate the amazing diversity of orchids—a vast family of more than 22,000 species in 880 genera—as hundreds of exotic blooms compete for honors at The Huntington’s 3rd annual International Orchid Show and Sale. The event will showcase lush displays by local and regional orchid societies and international growers, and vendors will have a wide range of orchid plants and related merchandise for sale. Details.

22nd World Orchid Conference 8-12 November, 2017
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Ecuador’s largest city with a population approaching three million, will host the 22nd World Orchid Conference. The hallmarks of this World Orchid Conference will be two day-long symposia, one on Andean orchids with speakers from Colombia to Chile, and another on all aspects of the world’s most commercially important orchid genus, Vanilla. Details

Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty

sg-orchids2015Smithsonian Gardens and the U.S. Botanic Garden opened the 20th annual orchid exhibition, “Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty,” at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History Jan. 24. The exhibition explores the connections between botany, horticulture and technology and examines how new ideas and inventions change the way people study, protect and enjoy orchids. Hundreds of living specimens from the renowned Smithsonian Gardens’ Orchid Collection and the U.S. Botanic Garden will be on display through April 26. Learn more…