Calendar | This Week's Programs

Featured Programs

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Poetry for Every Season

Poetry Walk

February 28–April 19
Stroll through the Leon Levy Visitor Center and Perennial Garden Way to read orchid-inspired poems selected by poet Deborah Landau. Poetry will be displayed in the landscape and will be accompanied by a free cell phone audio tour.

Poetry Reading

Saturday, March 7; 2 p.m.
Deborah Landau reads poems inspired by the beauty of spring and works from her book Orchidelirium, which won the Anhinga Prize for Poetry.
Advance tickets recommended

Co-presented with

Orchid Care Demonstrations

Saturdays and Sundays; 2 & 3 p.m.
Join Sonia Uyterhoeven, Gardener for Public Education, as she discusses the basics of orchid care and how to choose and successfully grow these exotic plants.

Ballroom's Best: Tango, Waltz, and Cha-Cha

Saturdays and Sundays, plus Monday, April 6; 1 & 3 p.m.*
*Exceptions March 7 at 1 & 3:30 p.m. and March 21 at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Dancers from Ballet Hispanico's BHdos troupe lead audiences through dances such as the waltz, tango, mambo, and cha-cha—each one gorgeously costumed and choreographed. A guided instruction gives you insights on how to master the moves yourself.

Film Screening: Vanilla: The Sacred Orchid

Saturday, March 21; 3, 3:30, & 4 p.m.
In the Ross Hall

Learn the intriguing life process—from flower to pantry—of the world's favorite flavor. This scenic film examines the full year-cycle of this spice from Veracruz, Mexico. The orchid is still cultivated by the same indigenous people who have been growing it for centuries. (Run time: 26 minutes)

Orchid Classes

Living Décor: Terrariums with Air Plants & Orchids!

Thursday, March 12; 6–8 p.m.
Create your own miniature world with air plants and orchids under glass cloches, in apothecary jars, and more.

Non-Member $59/Member $65

Divide, Repot, Rejuvenate!

Saturday, March 21 or Saturday, April 18; 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Marc Hachadourian shows you when and how to divide and repot your orchids without trauma to your plants.

Non-Member $59/Member $49

Flash Photography: The Orchid Show

Wednesday, March 25; 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Learn flash photography techniques to capture the beauty of this year's Orchid Show.

Non-Member $119/Member $105

Troubleshooting for Orchids

Saturday, March 28; 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
This class demystifies orchid care and puts your orchids on the road to blooming again and again.

Non-Member $59/Member $49

The Incredible World of Mini and Micro-miniature Orchids

Saturday, April 11; 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Pick up tips and learn to care for these mini marvels.

Non-Member $59/Member $49

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