Orchid Show will bring vibrant colors to the Botanical Gardens

moth orchid or phalaenopsis close upThe Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society will hold their Annual Orchid Show and Sale on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo NY.

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This Annual Orchid Show and Sale will include orchid displays, demonstrations, specialty merchandise and care products.

This weekend will also include an orchid photography exhibit in the Arcangel Gallery and a special presentation in the Medicinal Garden.

Whether you’re an orchid master or novice, the Orchid Show will allow you to enjoy award-winning orchid displays from the Buffalo Niagara Region and have all your orchid questions answered.  You can enjoy unique varieties of orchids, orchid displays, orchid-specific demonstrations and informal question and answer sessions. Specialty orchid vendors will offer merchandise, flowers and plants for sale to complement this wonderful show.

You will also be able to tour the rest of the breathtaking Botanical Gardens.

Opening the same weekend is an orchid photography exhibit by Doug Hansgate in the Botanical Gardens’ Arcangel Gallery. It will run through March 18.

“Orchids are so diverse and beautiful you wonder how nature has been able to create such a variety of uniquely beautiful flowers,” Hansgate said. “It is my privilege to present compelling photos showcasing the deliciously intricate and artistically thought-provoking wonder of the orchid species. Explore the details and makeup that have helped to create such a diverse group of blooms, but most importantly revel in the magnificence that is the orchid.”

March is Nutrition & Poison Prevention Month and a special preview presentation in the Medicinal Garden will take place on Feb. 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Activities include  presentations about the benefits of foods from plants containing health-promoting compounds, botanical displays of edible plants that are good for health, common local plants that may be toxic to humans and pets, and education regarding the prevention of accidental ingestion of toxic substances by infants and children in the home.

The Medicinal Garden is made possible by a collaboration with the Upstate New York Poison Center, D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health.

Admission tickets are available at the door and cost $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (55+), $8 for students (13+), $5 for children 3-12 and members, and free for children under 3.  The Arcangel Gallery exhibit and the Medicinal Garden presentations are included with admission.

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