See colorful orchids in bloom at this year’s Botanical Gardens orchid show

various orchids at Botanical Gardens
Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be bursting with orchids during the winter 2016 orchid exhibit taking place now through Sunday, Feb. 28 at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Special activities including the annual Orchid Show will take place the last weekend of the exhibit, and an Orchid Sale will be held on March 5.

Orchid exhibit now through Feb. 28

Botanical Gardens’ horticulturists and the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society came together to create large imaginative forms that are full of lush greens and colorful orchids. The Botanical Gardens’ horticulture collection will serve as an amazing backdrop to this wonderful exhibit and with hundreds of orchids throughout the conservatory. Times for the exhibit are 10 a.m. -5 p.m. daily now through Sunday, Feb. 28.

Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (ages 55 and older) and students (ages 13 and older with ID), $5 for children ages 3-12 and free for Botanical Gardens members and children 2 and under. Tickets can be purchased online.

Special activities weekend Feb. 27-28

The Niagara Frontier Orchid Society and the Botanical Gardens will host a popular annual Orchid Show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28.

Dozens of hand-picked and award-winning orchids will be dispersed throughout the Botanical Gardens for visitors to enjoy. For those who want to expand their orchid knowledge, educational programs will be held both days on growing orchids and other aspects of indoor orchid gardening. Informal Q&A’s with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society will also take place on the final weekend of the exhibit. During the show, orchids and supplies will be for sale through local vendors.

The show is included with admission.

Orchid sale March 5

An orchid sale will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the Administration Building next to the main building. The sale is free to the public and will feature all types of orchids from the orchid exhibit and from the Botanical Gardens collection while supplies last.

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