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2016 Orchid Show: “Where the Wild Things Grow”
Journey into an orchid-filled world and learn more about these amazing plants during the 2016 Orchid Show, “Where Wild Things Grow.” At every turn, orchids burst from the landscape with bright, bold colors. Approximately 500 orchids are on display at any one time, including Cattleya, Laelia, Encyclia, Oncidium and Paphiopedilum along with many other varieties. Spanning a wide range of sizes, colors and scents, these orchids are displayed as they would be found in their natural habitats, with terrestrial orchids at ground level and epiphytic orchids suspended atop tree branches. Hundreds of other tropical plants and ferns help set the verdant scene. This year’s Orchid Show offers visitors the chance to learn more about the habitats of orchids and how they adapt to changing environments. The Missouri Botanical Garden’s work including research, discovery, conservation and restoration of orchids will be presented with interpretation encompassed in the beautiful display.