Thursday, March 27, 2014

Asheville Hosts the WNC Orchid Society Show at the North Carolina Arboretum

March 29 - 30    WNC Orchid Society Show    The WNC Orchid Society will host its annual show at The North Carolina Arboretum. The popular juried plant show will also feature award-winning orchid vendors, many of whom are nationally recognized growers and hybridizers. 

Thousands of orchids will fill the Education Center of the Arboretum in this show, which is one of the largest in the southeast. This year’s theme, “Trails of Orchids,” will be interpreted in carefully crafted displays by world-class orchid growers and regional orchid societies.

Educational programs include Guided Tours of the "Trails";  Decoding Dendrobiums: The Surprising Orchids You Thought You Knew Presented by Mark Reinke of Marble Branch Farms;  The Art of Repotting Your Orchid Presented by Cynthia Gillooly of Saracena Design;  Oncidium Types and their Culture Presented by Linda Wilhelm of Woodland Orchids;  Slipper Orchids Everyone Can Grow Presented by Hadley Cash of Marriott Orchids.

Rare and unusual plants, specialty lighting and orchid supplies will be available for purchase. Admission: Free with parking fee admission ($12 per vehicle). 

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