Immerse yourself in a dazzling world of orchids as Longwood Gardens transforms the Conservatory into a lush oasis showcasing the divas of the plant world showcased by the best collectors and growers from Hawaii to South America.
Colorful orchids drape from walls, flow from pedestals and are even fashioned into curtains. Experience 20 rooms of pure sunshine where spring has never left. And your family won’t want to, either.
You will be amazed by the variety of orchids on display, featuring a plethora of colors, sizes, shapes and varieties, including Cattleya, Dendrobium, Phalaenopsis, Paphiopedilum and Oncidium, among others.
The International Orchid Show and Sale will run from March 25th thru 27th
Friday, March 25, 2011
1:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 26, 2011
9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 27, 2011
9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Events as Follows:
Friday, March 25
2:00 pm: David Off from Waldor Orchids “Growing Cattleyas”
Saturday, March 26
10:00 am: John Salventi, PhD from Parkside Orhids “Growing Paphiopedilums”
11:00 am: Ron McHatton, PhD, Director of Education & Research, American Orchid Society “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Orchids But Were Afraid To Ask”
1:00 pm: Thomas Mirenda, Orchid Specialist, Smithsonian Institution “The Mysteries of Orchid Pollination”
2:00 pm: Michael Bowell from Create A Scene “Orchids: Cultivating a Socially Acceptable Addiction”
7:00 – 10:00 pm: Evening among the Orchids at Longwood Gardens
Light hors d’oeuvres, dessert and a cash bar in the Conservatory, along with dancing to the live music of The Highballs.
Tickets available through SEPOS: please call 610-213-4500 or download a ticket order form.
Sunday, March 27
11:00 am: Susan Gange from Stony Brook Orchids “Growing Phalaenopsis”
1:00 pm: Phil Oyerly from Mt. Cuba Center “Orchids of Mt. Cuba”
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Toll Free: 1-800-737-5500
Click here for ticket information
Information and picture is courtesy of http://www.longwoodgardens.org/OrchidShow2011.html#.