Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Oct. 23, 24 & 25; open for Glow at the Gardens.

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

The Orchid Showcase Photo Contest received a record number of entries. Between Facebook and Instagram, we looked at more than 600 beautiful photos. Gardens’ staff were invited to vote and they selected the following photos as the three winners:

1st place: Rachel Koch
2nd place: Wayne Gillespie
3rd place Santiago Moncayo