Open daily now through February 25, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show brings a tropical paradise to the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center for a once-a-year display brimming with colorful blooms.

Brought to you in partnership with Missouri Botanical Garden.

Cattleya hybrid, (C. Barbara Billingsley x C. Jean Holloway)
Photo by Sundos Schneider

The Garden’s vast orchid collection includes well over 5,000 individual plants representing nearly 700 unique kinds of orchids. Nearly one in ten orchids in the collection is threatened or endangered. Different species bloom at different times, so the Orchid Show is constantly changing as new orchids come into bloom and are brought out on display.

Orchids delight visitors of all ages 
Photo by Rebecca Pavelka

While viewing the Orchid Show, you can also enjoy the new, permanent living collections that surround the orchids in the new Emerson Conservatory. These plantings include species from Mediterranean climates around the world, such as California, South Africa, Western Australia, Chile, and the Mediterranean itself.

Visitors admire the Orchid Show 
Photo by Mary Lou Olson

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Featured image: Cymbidium maluka ‘Brilliant’
Photo by Sundos Schneider