Annual Flower Show to Evoke the Beauty and Mystery of Secret Gardens
CLEVELAND, OHIO, January 11, 2018 – Cleveland Botanical Garden celebrates one of the world’s most exotic and beautiful flowers at its annual Orchid Mania show, opening Saturday, January 27 and running through Sunday, March 11. Visitors to this year’s show will discover the hidden beauty of secret gardens brimming with colorful orchids. More than a thousand orchid flowers in every shape, size, scent and color will fill the halls of the Botanical Garden, creating exotic and alluring encounters to warm your winter.
Orchid Mania highlights include:
Fashion Meets the Botanicals
Orchid Mania will include botanically-inspired dress designs developed exclusively for the show by students from the Kent State University Fashion School. The dresses will be on display through March 3.
Ask the Orchid Doctor
On Saturdays, February 3, 10 and 24, from 1 ‐ 2pm, experts will be on hand to help with questions about growing orchids in the home. Bring in your orchid for a diagnosis.
Greater Cleveland Orchid Society Show and Sale
Saturday & Sunday, February 17 & 18
Noon ‐ 5pm
The Greater Cleveland Orchid Society, the oldest affiliate of the American Orchid Society, hosts the annual show and sale. Special workshops and tours are scheduled throughout both days.
Orchids After Dark
Guests can mingle after hours among thousands of blooming orchids and enjoy adult beverages and snacks from the Garden Cafe.
Guren Art Gallery Exhibit
Local artist Gunter Schwegler will display beautiful silk paintings in his exhibit “Hidden Natures” in the Botanical Garden’s Guren Art Gallery.
Orchid Mania: January 27 – March 11
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: Noon – 5pm
Children (3-12): $8
Children 2 and under: Free
Orchid Mania tickets are available online, at the Botanical Garden ticket desk or by calling 216-721-1600, ext. 100. Advance ticket purchase is not required. The Botanical Garden is located at 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio. Heated indoor parking is available for a fee, based on availability. Admission includes full access to the Botanical Garden, including the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse and outdoor grounds. For complete details about Orchid Mania, visit cbgarden.org/orchidmania.
About Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cleveland Botanical Garden, located in Cleveland’s University Circle cultural district, is an ever-changing 10-acre urban oasis where visitors find enrichment and inspiration through fabulous gardens, an exotic Glasshouse and seasonal events. The Cleveland Botanical Garden is part of Holden Forests & Gardens along with the Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio. Holden Forests & Gardens is making a positive impact on the community and region through urban greening and forestry initiatives, environmental research, educational programs, and world-class visitor experiences at its two campuses.
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