Orchids

Year Round

Throughout the year, you can see the seductive stars of the tropical plant collections in changing displays across the Garden's grounds.

Some are no bigger than your thumbnail, while others are the size of your hand. Some mimic bees and butterflies, while others resemble a lady's slipper. And some simply defy description. Throughout the year, you can see the seductive stars of the Garden's tropical plant collections--orchids from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Americas--in changing displays in the Conservatory and the Orchid Terrarium in the Library Building. Marvel at rare orchids growing as they would in nature in the Conservatory's rain forest galleries. In March, celebrate their spectacular beauty and diversity with the annual Orchid Show, where thousands of orchids, from miniatures named 'Pinhead' to giant violet vandas, fill a luxuriant tropical landscape.