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Image courtesy of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Image courtesy of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Orchid show returns to Buffalo Botanical Gardens


Mon, Nov 8th 2021 09:25 pm

For the first time since March of 2020, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens along with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society, will host the orchid show on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14, at the Botanical Gardens.

This year celebrates the American Orchid Society’s 100th anniversary, and The Botanical Gardens will be filled with dozens of hand-picked and award-winning orchid exhibits for the biannual orchid show. These unique exhibits will be dispersed throughout the Botanical Gardens for visitors to enjoy. Exhibitors include members of the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society. Organizers said they “encourage visitors to bring a camera or smart device to capture the beauty and uniqueness of the amazing orchids that will be on display.”

For those who want to expand their orchid knowledge, informal educational presentations will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on growing orchids and other aspects of indoor orchid gardening. During the show, orchids of many varieties and sizes, as well as lots of growing supplies, will be for sale through vendors. Vendors include Oakwood OrchidsWindswept in Time Orchids and Robert's Orchid Supplies, Burgen Watergardens and Nursery, and watercolor artist Carol Koziol Clark.

The Niagara Frontier Orchid Society’s mission is to seek to promote the culture and enjoyment of orchids, and aims to further every member’s orchid related knowledge. It is dedicated to encouraging the protection of orchids and their conservation in natural habitats around the world. For more information on the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society, visit niagarafrontierorchids.org.

The orchid show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The Botanical Gardens will close at 1 p.m. Friday for setup and at 3 p.m. Sunday to close the show. Organizers ask that visitors respect the closing times.

The orchid show is included with regular admission. Prepurchased e-tickets are required to attend the show. The cost is $12.50 for adults, $11 for seniors 62 and over, $11 for students 13 and over with ID, $7 for kids 3 to 12, and free for Botanical Gardens’ members and kids 2 and under (a ticket is still required). Tickets can be purchased online at buffalogardens.com.

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