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Opens Sat., Jan. 14

Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Origin Stories
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Origin Stories
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Origin Stories
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Origin Stories

Immerse yourself in the rich history of two of the most celebrated botanical treasures as you enjoy a kaleidoscope of shape and color.

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Explore the discovery of orchids and the cultural influences behind bonsai when you visit the all-new Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Origin Stories. Captivating displays of colorful orchids and exquisitely trained tropical bonsai specimens guide you through the origins of these fascinating plants. 
 

Exhibit Features

  • Wander among displays of vibrant orchids surrounded by beautiful greenery
  • Look up at the beauty of bright white Phalaenopsis orchids hanging overhead in Palm Court and learn about historic orchid expeditions in the display below
  • Delight at the extensive detail of fruiting and flowering bonsai trees atop elevated tables
  • Marvel at a Japanese-style fuukiran orchid display featuring a stunning array of orchids upon a spectacular bamboo structure
  • Take a journey through the origins of the many unique bonsai styles in the Serpentine Room 
  • See tropical bonsai displayed among a lush golden bamboo grove
  • And much more! 

Plus, guests at Origin Stories can enjoy the delightful displays of Garden Railroad: Our National Parks. Featuring a nationwide journey to experience miniature, whimsically detailed tributes the breathtaking and beautiful National Parks of the United States that will delight guests of all ages. 

Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Origin Stories was designed by Associate Director of Exhibits Jordyn Melino, Horticultural Collections Manager Ben Dunigan and Orchid Horticulturist Display Giovanny Giraldo. The show runs from Jan. 14 – March 5.

Photos © Phil Johnson II and Paul g. Wiegman 

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