Orchid exhibition ties in with history at Graycliff; runs two weeks only

orchids at Graycliff in Derby NY
The Niagara Frontier Orchid Society will hold an exhibition that ties in with the history of Graycliff. Photo courtesy Graycliff

The Niagara Frontier Orchid Society will host a live plant exhibition inside the main house at Graycliff, 6472 Old Lake Shore Rd., Derby.

This exhibition ties in well with Graycliff’s history.

The property was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright for Isabelle Martin, an avid lover of flowers. Her fondness for flowers is reflected in both the design of the main house (there is a special sink that supported her floral arranging hobby), and the design of the gardens and grounds, which were detailed by landscape design architect Ellen Biddle Shipman, a pioneer in her field.  

The orchid society has organized this installation with care to reflect orchid species and hybrids that date to the 1930s, the period when the Martin family enjoyed the property.

The exhibition will run for two weeks only, from Sept. 28 through Oct. 10. 

The Orchid Show at Graycliff will be viewable only on guided tours from Thursday, Sept. 28 through Tuesday, Oct. 10, or through self-guided tours offered on Indigenous Peoples’ Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday, Oct. 7, 8, & 9, 3-5 p.m. each day.

To plan your visit to see the Orchid Show at Graycliff, go to experiencegraycliff.org for Graycliff tour offerings and admission.

A portion of the proceeds from the Open House Tours Oct. 7-9 will be donated to the orchid society. 

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