(CMR) The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park in partnership with the Cayman Islands Orchid Society is hosting an Orchid Sale on Saturday, 1st August 2020. This latest sale is set for 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Botanic Park on Frank Sound Road, North Side and will feature outdoor orchids only.
The fundraising sale will be held inside the Rotary Schoolhouse and will host a range of plants from the stunning Vanda Orchid to the fragrant Chocolate Orchid. All plants will be individually priced and of flowering size but not necessarily flowering at the time of sale.
Weekend visitors can enjoy the sale and spend time enjoying the natural surroundings of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. Admission to the Orchid Sale is only $5.00 for adults while children 12 and under are free.
Attendees can also expect to hear a talk from the Botanic Park’s Horticultural Manager, Nick Johnson on orchid tying and potting. Mr. Johnson has been propagating and growing orchids for 25 years representing a wealth of knowledge and expertise, ideal for the beginner and intermediate orchid grower.
“I personally look forward sharing my knowledge with all our orchid lovers and any newcomers to the orchid growing world and although due to the recent lockdown, we faced some challenges regarding our annual Orchid Show, we are thrilled to still have a variety of orchids available for sale,”
said Mr. Johnson.
With new options now available, the Orchid Sale is only one way that gardeners can purchase plants at the Park explained Mr. Johnson. “We also now host daily plant sales at the Visitor’s Centre and welcome any requests for the propagation of plants found within the Park’s grounds,” said Mr. Johnson.
Propagation requests he noted, should be submitted at the Botanic Park’s Visitors Centre. To learn more kindly email General Manager John Lawrus on [email protected] or call 947-9462.