Enjoy a winter escape with a stroll through the annual Orchid Showcase in the Orangery and Marnie’s Pavilion. Hundreds of exotic blooms are featured from common specimens to rare orchids that are part of the Gardens’ living collection. The Showcase is a great idea for a Valentine’s Day activity.

Fantasy Orchids will be on site selling orchids in the Orangery:

  • Friday, Jan. 6, 6-9:30 p.m. (as part of the Off the Clock: Vintage Victorian event)
  • Saturday, Jan. 14, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Members will receive a 10 percent discount on purchases by presenting a valid membership card.

Orchid Photo Contest

  • Share photos taken at the Gardens’ Orchid Showcase on your Instagram feed or on the Gardens’ Facebook wall and use #dbgcontest to be entered in the contest.
  • Two entries per person. Entry deadline is Monday, Feb. 20 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Three winners will receive an orchid plant from the Showcase.
  • Free to enter but must pay Gardens admission to capture photos.
  • If interested party is not on social media, email photos to erin.bird@botanicgardens.org.