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Orchid Spectrum February 23 – April 8, 2018
United States Botanic Garden Conservatory
Washington, DC

Come immerse yourself in our annual orchid show, presented in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens. Found on every continent except Antarctica, orchids showcase a wide spectrum of diversity in color, shape, size, habitat, scent, and many other aspects. Visit the USBG Conservatory to explore thousands of amazing orchid blooms arranged in captivating displays, and appreciate many unique, rarely seen orchids from the USBG’s and Smithsonian Gardens’ extensive orchid collections. Learn more…
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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…