The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc's Vertical GardensMarch 3-April 22, 2012
Mesmerizing and seductive, The Orchid Show takes vertical gardens to new heights in its 10th year. The nation's largest exhibition of orchids offers insight into the mystery of these spectacular flowers and a gorgeous setting for evening cocktails.
The vertical gardens of French botanist and artist Patrick Blanc--featuring structures covered in orchids, ferns, exotic plants, and epiphytes freed from the constraints of gravity--transform the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into an exotic spectacle to dazzle the senses in The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens.
Learn more about Patrick Blanc, his exciting gardening techniques, and about the fascinating world of orchids through a series of lectures, tours, demonstrations, and public programs. Orchids are found all over the world, and have adapted to survive in a variety of climates, locations, and growing conditions along with a wide diversity of other plant life.
The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens showcases these mesmerizing, seductive plants with a series of distinctive events. See the show at night during Orchid Evenings, and enjoy the lush environment of the Conservatory while savoring an orchid-inspired cocktail. Capture the magic of The Orchid Show using Instagram, and tag your photos with #orchidshow.
At Shop in the Garden you will find another vertical wall of orchids … that you can take home with you! Orchids are beautiful, easy-to-care-for houseplants that bring a touch of the exotic into your life. Experts will be on-hand every weekend to offer tips and hints for keeping your plants healthy and blooming for years to come. The experienced orchid grower will want to examine the wall closely for a selection of rare, hard-to-find orchid gems. And for those who foreswear a green thumb entirely, beautiful orchid-themed notecards, personal care, and more will also be available.
Major Sponsors: Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Davidson
Generous support also provided by the Karen Katen Foundation
Additional support provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States