Orchid and plant enthusiasts rejoice! Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will celebrate the return of Orchids in Bloom March 11-12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. With thousands of orchid plants gracing the garden during the two-day festival, guests will explore dazzling displays, gardening demos, and lectures. Enjoy the sights of thousands of orchids planted on trees and palms throughout the Tropical Orchid Rainforest, award-winning hybrids, popular varieties, and extra-tropical species.
South Florida is home to a variety of orchids, most of them endangered in the wild. Visitors can learn how Fairchild’s Million Orchid Project is changing that by participating in propagation efforts in the garden’s STEMLab, a state-of-the-art mobile botanical laboratory on view throughout the Orchids in Bloom. In addition, horticulturists and orchid specialists will present on the best methods for growing and caring for orchids. The “Orkids” Encounter children’s learning station will boast interactive activities about native butterflies, the impact of hurricanes, and growth mediums for orchids.
This year’s festival will feature Orchid Oasis, where guests can shop exotic and tropical orchids from Fairchild’s favorite orchid vendors; The Orchid Show, in which orchid experts compete for the top prize; and an exhibit presented by the Orchid Society of Coral Gables in the Garden House. Stick around for lawn games, Tahitian music, hula lessons, lei-making, and more transplant orchid seeds at The Million Orchid Project mobile lab. Delicious food from local vendors, food trucks, and The Glasshouse Café’s orchid-inspired cocktails will fuel the fun.
Vendor details and ticket link will be available here.