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Annual Orchid Show and Sale

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until February 4, 2024

For the Love of Orchids, Annual Orchid Show and Sale
Susquehanna Orchid Society

Member-Only Preview: Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Open to the Public: Friday, February 2 to Sunday, February 4, 2024 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Susquehanna Orchid Society presents its 40th annual orchid show and sale 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 national awards.

Included in admission; free for members. See admission prices here. 

Friday, February 2 through Sunday, February 4
Registration for informational sessions below is not necessary; sessions are approximately 30 minutes.

Enjoy a Food Truck!
Saturday: Hitch Coffee, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting

Sunday: Lynn & Gray Coffee Co, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting

Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Susquehanna Orchid Society Informational Table, Conservatory
Repot Spot – Bring your orchid from home that needs to be divided and repotted; supplies can be purchased from Kelley’s Corner in the vendor area.
Ask the Experts – Have an orchid question? Bring photos or actual orchids from home and get advice from expert growers. All orchids brought from home can stay in a designated area at the admissions desk.

Friday, February 2, Located in the Garden Cottage
10 a.m. – “Growing Vandas in Your Home” by Walt Meshaka
11 a.m. – “How Not to Kill Your Orchid” by John Stoner
12 p.m. – “Growing Media – How to Choose” by PK Dennis
2 p.m. – “Growing Cattleya Orchids” by Amanda Troy
3 p.m. – “What Pot to Use – How to Choose” by John Whiting

Saturday, February 3, Located in the Garden Cottage
10 a.m. – “The Secret to Successfully Growing Orchids” by Ken Meier
11 a.m. – “Growing Media – How to Choose” by PK Dennis
12 p.m. – “Creative Ways to Grow Orchids” by Amanda Troy
1 p.m. – “Treating Orchid Pests & Diseases” by Walt Meshaka
2 p.m. – “Your Orchid Questions Answered” by Steve Male & Walt Meshaka
3 p.m. – “How to Buy the Best Orchid for You” by John Whiting

Saturday, February 3 at 11 a.m.
Tour of the Butterfly Atrium, Orchid Highlights
Please meet at the designated sign in the Welcome Pavilion. View orchid species on exhibit while walking among hundreds of butterflies in the Butterfly Atrium with tour guide, Sarah Neighbors, Butterfly Atrium Associate.

Sunday, February 4, Located in the Garden Cottage
10 a.m. – “Growing & Blooming Tolumnia Orchids” by John Stoner
11 a.m. – “Slipper Orchid Culture & Care” by Wade Hollenbach
12 p.m. – “How to Divide & Repot Orchids” by Walt Meshaka
1 p.m. – “Growing Media – How to Choose” by PK Dennis
2 p.m. – “Growing Cymbidium Orchids” by Jay Holcomb



February 3
9:00 am - 5:00 pm