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.
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
Took a trip to the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis and found a few things in bloom today. If you’re ever in the St. Louis area make time to visit here. It’s a world class facility and you can see more at www.mobot.org
The original gang of 4-footed kids started in 1989 and ended with the passing of Tess in 2017. I adopted Cady in May and have started a new era in my life with dogs. You can read about all of them in this WordPress site.
I’ve been having fun taking photos of Cady on different celebration days. The necklaces are only 99¢ and the other props are around $1.99. I’ve also discovered by taking these that she has a very long tongue!
So here she is again posing for Mardi Gras 2017.
This is Cady’s first Valentine’s Day with me. I took a few photos of her to celebrate the day. She also received V-day dog treats.