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Annual Orchid Show & Sale

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until February 5, 2023

One event on February 2, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Annual Orchid Show & Sale
Friday, February 3 through Sunday, February 5 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Susquehanna Orchid Society presents its 39th Annual Orchid Show and Sale, “For the Love of Orchids” in the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory. More than 1,000 orchids representing dozens of varieties will be on display, including rare species and unique hybrids. Daily orchid show tours and informational sessions will take place in the exhibition and Garden Cottage. In addition, vendors will have orchids for sale; various orchid societies will have showy displays that will be judged onsite and presented with awards. See the full schedule of events below.

Included in admission; free for members.

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Orchid Show At-the-Door Admission:
Regular (ages 13-61): $15
Senior (ages 62+): $14
Junior (ages 3-12): $11
Children ages 2 and under – FREE
Hershey Gardens Members – FREE  

Schedule of Events

Friday, February 3

Orchid Highlights in the Butterfly Atrium
11 a.m.
View orchid species on exhibit while walking among hundreds of butterflies in the Butterfly Atrium with tour guide, Sarah Neighbors, Butterfly Atrium Associate. To participate in these tours, please meet at the sign posted in the Welcome Pavilion. Limited to 10 guests.

Saturday, February 4

Orchid Highlights in the Butterfly Atrium
11 a.m.
View orchid species on exhibit while walking among hundreds of butterflies in the Butterfly Atrium with tour guide, Sarah Neighbors, Butterfly Atrium Associate.  To participate in these tours, please meet at the sign posted in the Welcome Pavilion. Limited to 10 guests.

Informational Session, Garden Cottage
1:30 p.m.
Choosing the Right Orchid to Grow In Your Home; Ken Meier, Orchid Enterprises
Sign up is not necessary. Please come early for best seating.

Orchid Show Tour
2 p.m. 
Tour the Orchid Show with John Stoner, Susquehanna Orchid Society.  To sign up for these tours, visit the Susquehanna Orchid Society membership table. Limited to 10 guests.

Informational Sessions, Garden Cottage  Sign up is not necessary. Please come early for best seating.
2:30 p.m. Dividing Your Orchid, Dr. Walter Meshaka, Susquehanna Orchid Society
3:30 p.m. Growing Phals in Your Home (the most recognizable orchid known as the moth orchid), Trey Pyfer, Little Brook Orchids

Sunday, February 5

Orchid Highlights in the Butterfly Atrium
11 a.m.
View orchid species on exhibit while walking among hundreds of butterflies in the Butterfly Atrium with tour guide, Sarah Neighbors, Butterfly Atrium Associate.  To participate in tours of the Butterfly Atrium, please meet at the sign posted in the Welcome Pavilion. Limited to 10 guests.

Spotlight on Vanda Orchid, Orchid Show Tour
1:30 p.m.
Tour the Orchid Show with a focus on Vanda orchids, a favorite for growing in baskets with Dr. Walter Meshaka, President of Susquehanna Orchid Society. To sign up for these tours, visit the Susquehanna Orchid Society membership table. Limited to 10 guests.

Orchid Show Tour
2 p.m. Tour the Orchid Show with Lorna Deibert, Susquehanna Orchid Society.  To sign up for these tours, visit the Susquehanna Orchid Society membership table. Limited to 10 guests.

Informational Session, Garden Cottage  Sign up is not necessary. Please come early for best seating.
11:30 a.m. Dividing Your Orchid, Dr. Walter Meshaka, Susquehanna Orchid Society
2:30 p.m. Tips and Tricks for Growing Orchids Better; Wade Hollenbach of Wade’s Orchids


 

Details

Date:
February 4
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm