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. Orchids can be found in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Americas, and have evolved to survive in astonishing places. Orchids truly are the seductive stars of the Garden’s tropical plant collections, and can be viewed year-round in changing displays in the Conservatory and the Orchid Rotunda in the Library Building.
Marvel at rare orchids growing as they would in nature in the Conservatory’s rain forest galleries. Celebrate their spectacular beauty and diversity with the annual Orchid Show beginning in February, where thousands of orchids fill a lush tropical landscape.