Atlanta Botanical Gardens Orchid Daze

Posted by on Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 2:45pm.

Atlanta Botanical GardensAs we Atlantans try to make it through what has proved to be a colder winter than Southerners typically like to bear, we can now see the light at the end of the chilly tunnel as Spring festivals and events begin to be announced. One of the first ones being especially colorful and, well, tall.  Orchid Daze: Towers of Flowers is coming to Piedmont Park's Botanical Garden, and the display will be rather out of the ordinary for these usually close to the ground beauties.

Beginning on February 6 and continuing through April 11, the exotic orchids will literally be climbing the walls in a carpet-like form sure to awe anyone that steps into the fragrant and color-bursting Fuqua Orchid Center. The award-winning designer Tres Fromme of the Mesa Design Group refers to the orchid exhibit as "vibrant wallpapers and flowing banners." Featuring 10,000 specimens and boasting the title of the largest exhibit of its kind in the U.S., Orchid Daze has been an annual Botanical Garden tradition since 2003.

In addition to being able to witness the gorgeous display of the Garden's 10,000 specimens, you can also take home your very own flowering beauty as local growers will be selling their orchids in the Hardin Visitor center during the exhibit.

12 Responses to "Atlanta Botanical Gardens Orchid Daze"

Eric wrote: Thanks for the mention on this. I enjoy these types of events. I will certainly try to make it down from Dalton to see it!

Posted on Sunday, March 14th, 2010 at 7:36pm.

Susan wrote: Its nice its finally warming up. I thought the winter was going to last forever. I will have to see the Botanical Gardens the next time I am in Atlanta

Posted on Sunday, March 14th, 2010 at 10:57pm.

Moraira Property wrote: We are now seeing the sun again in Costa Blanca with a noticeable increase in air temperature. It has been a harder winter than we normally get and it is good to see the spring at last

Posted on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 4:19pm.

DJ Morris wrote: Speaking about flowers in Georgia, The Masters is right around the corner...I know it has been a especially cold winter and I just saw a picture with a lot of recent snow on Augusta Golf Course. It will be interesting, especially if the philanderer is in the field! Great looking site!

Posted on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 2:09pm.

Malita Jones wrote: I so wish I could keep orchids alive - they are so gorgeous - if you have any pics of these I'd love to see them

Posted on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 8:08am.

Claudia Gonella wrote: Fast fact (my mother is an orchid judge): If you added all flowering plants together - most of them would be orchids. They are the largest family of flowering plants. It's surprising that they are so many orchid types but they still somehow feel rare and precious. Could the same be said about certain types of real estate?

Posted on Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 10:29pm.

Rebecca Kohout wrote: Since I have a black thumb when it comes to growing orchids, I really appreciate the beauty of shows like this. (Just killed my last orchid here at home... :-p... but I keep trying.) However, I'm great with African Violets.... so if you're ever in Austin in March, you should check out our African Violet Show in March. We just had it last week...the 42nd annual one!...and it was gorgeous.

Posted on Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 7:55am.

Philippines Condominium wrote: It is nice to attend in Botanical Garden or Garden Festival and see the beautiful arrangement of orchids and flowers. It shows how a green palm person take good care of those plants. My father is a Botanist and he loves spending time with his plants at the gardens. Hope I could teat him to this kind of festival in your country.

Posted on Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 2:32pm.

Jason wrote: These were absolutely stunning. If you missed it this year, make sure you get out there next year, it is well worth the trip.

Posted on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 10:20am.

Larysa wrote: I really like to read your blog post. Very good info. Hope I can visit the Botanical Gardens the next time I am in Atlanta. Thanks.

Posted on Saturday, April 17th, 2010 at 5:13pm.

samantha wrote: That's really cool that even in cold the orchids still thrive.. But despite of the thousands of different types of hybrids and species of orchids, they can be separated in only two orchid types? An orchid can either be a terrestrial orchid, or an epiphyte orchid. Knowing and learning about these two types can help us know what kind of orchid to choose, especially if we are just starting to learn how to cultivate orchids. This can also help us understand how to take proper care of them. Knowing how to take care of them will make it easier for us to grow orchid flower

Posted on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 7:33am.

Blake Cannon wrote: I know this post was written a little while ago but this year is shaping up to be a hot summer! I will be in the Buckhead area this summer. Atlanta is such a great place!

Posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 at 8:58am.

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