Visitors Ogled over Orchids at Fairchild's International Orchid Festival This Weekend!
5 April 2005More than 6,500 visitors were in orchid paradise this past weekend, April 1, 2 and 3, as they walked the flower-filled paths at Fairchild's 3rd annual International Orchid Festival. More than 40 vendors displayed orchid species ranging anywhere from dendrobiums and onciduims to vandas and more. "The display of orchids is just spectacular. This is one of my favorite events of the year!" exclaimed one visitor.
One of the highlights of the festival was the Orchid Display in the Garden House where the world's finest orchid growers' plants were awarded ribbons and trophies from the American Orchid Society. Throughout the weekend, visitors also enjoyed walking tours of the garden, lectures and as well as great live music and food. "We are so pleased with the community's wonderful support of this weekend's event," said Mike Maunder, Director of Fairchild. "We feel fortunate to be able to host this festival each year and inspire people to learn more about orchids and maybe even take a few home with them." All proceeds from the Orchid Festival help support Fairchild's tropical plant programs for research, conservation and education.