(CMR) Orchid lovers can become immersed in beautiful blooms throughout the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and possibly take home an orchid of their own when the Orchid Show and Sale returns later this month.
“The Orchid Show is one of our annual events which is an opportunity for the public to come out and experience not only the myriad of orchids on display, purchase an orchid for themselves or as a gift, and also to enjoy the natural beauty of the flora and fauna of the Botanic Park.”Botanic Park General Manager, John Lawrus said.
Visitors to the show can discover the vibrant colors, delightful scents, and interesting backstories of rare and exotic orchids during this event. In addition to a beautiful display of hundreds of orchids, the two-day show will also include a fundraising orchid sale, live music, food, and informal talks to help educate the orchid enthusiasts.
The Orchid Show and Sale is organized annually with the support of the Cayman Islands Orchid Society, whose membership is looking forward to another great year working alongside the Botanic Park staff.
“This event is one of the ongoing traditions which takes place at the Park and demonstrates the success of consistent and dedicated partnership,” said Lawrus expressing appreciation for the years of support received from the Orchid Society.
The exhibition, which showcases hundreds of orchids in bloom, comes from the Cayman Islands Orchid Society members' collection, and many of the orchids on sale have been brought in from Jamaica and other vendors from Florida.
“This year’s show is set to be on the smaller side with the ongoing pandemic and limitations to the importation process, but we are working hard on putting together a good show, and as usual, we anticipate it will be at the level our regular visitors and buyers have come to expect,” added Lawrus.
Proceeds from the fundraising sale go toward the continued development of the orchid conservation area at the Botanic Park.
The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park Orchid Show runs Saturday and Sunday, March 27th and 28th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily and is included with special event admission rates of CI$10 for adults, $5 for children 16 and under. For more information, please email [email protected] or call 947-9462.