2014 Western North Carolina Orchid Society Annual Show

March 29 and 30
10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The North Carolina Arboretum will herald spring with the Western North Carolina Orchid Society Annual Show. This is the premier orchid show in the southeast, and is free to Arboretum Society members or with the standard parking fee ($12 per personal vehicle).

Thousands of orchids fill the Education Center of the Arboretum in this show, which is one of the largest in the southeast. This year’s theme, “Trails of Orchids,” will be interpreted in carefully crafted displays by world-class orchid growers and regional orchid societies.

Vendors will offer orchid supplies and plants for purchase, including the rare and hard-to-find. WNC Orchid Society members will be available to answer questions and provide orchid-growing advice, and educational programs will be offered throughout the weekend.

Orchid Show Program Schedule
Saturday, March 29

A Guided Tour down The Trail of Orchids
Led by Marc Burchette
11 a.m.

Decoding Dendrobiums: The Surprising Orchids You Thought You Knew
Presented by Mark Reinke of Marble Branch Farms

2 p.m.

Sunday, March 30

A Guided Tour down The Trail of Orchids
Led by Marc Burchette

11 a.m.

The Art of Repotting Your Orchid
Presented by Cynthia Gillooly of Saracena Design

Noon

Oncidium Types and their Culture
Presented by Linda Wilhelm of Woodland Orchids
1 p.m.

Slipper Orchids Everyone Can Grow
Presented by Hadley Cash of Marriott Orchids

1:30 p.m.

Information about the Arboretum Society Member Sneak Preview of the Orchid Show may be found here.