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CANCELLED* 22nd Annual Asheville Orchid Festival

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04/04/2020 - 9:00am to 04/05/2020 - 5:00pm
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*EVENT CANCELLED. 

The North Carolina Arboretum will host the  22nd annual Asheville Orchid Festival on April 4th and 5th from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The event will cost $5 plus regular Arboretum parking fees. Children 12 and under are free.

This event will feature hundreds of beautifully crafted orchid displays, and experts will be on-site to assist both novice and advanced orchid growers. In addition to viewing these displays, attendees are able to purchase the cutting-edge orchid hybrids and varieties from vendors from across the United States and Ecuador. 

Saturday Program Schedule:

10:00 a.m. | “A Walk through the World of Orchids”
By Marc Burchette Orchid Extraordinaire
A guided tour through the fabulous orchid exhibits
Meet in the Auditorium

11:30 a.m. | “Mini-Cattleyas for Everyone”
By Mark Reinke of Marble Branch Farms
Located in the upstairs Library upstairs

1:00 p.m. | “The Enchanting Orchids of Ecuador”
By Dayaneth Loja Portilla of Ecuagenera Orchids, Ecuador
Discover the wonderful orchid species from Ecuador
Located in the Library upstairs

2:15 p.m. | Repotting Clinic
By Graham Ramsey
Repotting your orchid with Orchid Bark, Sphagnum Moss and Tree Fern (Hands-on demonstration)
Located in the Library upstairs

Sunday Program Schedule:

10:00 a.m. | “A Walk through the World of Orchids”
By Marc Burchette Orchid Extraordinaire
A guided tour through the fabulous orchid exhibits
Meet in the Auditorium

11:30 a.m. | “Bulbophyllum species, and hybrids”
By Sara Gallis of The Orchid Trail
Learn how easy it is to grow Bulbophyllums
Located in the Library upstairs

1:00 p.m. | “Native Orchid Species of Western NC”
By Scott Dean Naturalist/Photographer
Come learn about the native orchids of Western North Carolina
Located in the Library upstairs

2:15 p.m. | Repotting Clinic
By Graham Ramsey
Repotting your orchid with Orchid Bark, Sphagnum Moss and Tree Fern (Hands-on demonstration)
Located in the Library upstairs