Orchid Show – Missouri Botanical Gardens

The annual orchid show at the Missouri Botanical Gardens runs until March 26th and is open daily from 9am-5pm. Regular admission is $12 for adults plus $5 for the Orchid Show. Children under 12 are free. This gives you access to all of the gardens grounds.

This years show features Vanilla with 19 Vanilla species and 4 cultivated Vanilla varieties that represent one of the largest collections of vanilla orchids in North America.

The first Orchid specimens were given to Henry Shaw in 1976.  The oldest orchid species still in the collection date from the 1890s. They have over 6000 orchid plants made up of wild-sourced and hybrids many that are rare or unusual specimens.

Below are more of my photos from the Orchid display that is designed anew each year.

 

Orchid Show 2017

I stopped by the Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Gardens today and took a bunch of photos. I picked these 15 to share with you

The event is held annually around February 4th to March 26th each year to coincide with the orchids bloom cycle. The Orchid Show is designed anew year year. They have over 6000 orchid plants as a part of their living collection with the oldest species still in the collection dating back to the 1890s.

The Missouri Botanical Gardens are world class and worth a visit if you are coming to the St. Louis area. To find out more visit http://www.mobot.org