From the cloud forests of the Andes Mountains to the steamy Amazon rainforest, tropical America is home to thousands of species of orchids. And this spring, you and your family can be instantly transported south of the border to see these botanical beauties in just the time it takes to travel to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. “Orchids of the Americas” is a gorgeous display of blooms from Bolivia to Brazil and beyond. In the Highland Tropics gallery, visitors can see the exceptionally delicate, small blooms of a wide array of rare and endangered cool-growing orchids such as Pleurothallid, Masdevallia and more. The Conservatory’s Aquatic Plants and Potted Plants galleries will be filled to the rafters with some of the classic warm-growing orchids of Central and South America including Cattleya, Laelia, Oncidium, Phragmipedium and more.
Dates: April 3 – June 3, 2007 (closed Mondays)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays – Sundays
Tickets: $5 general; $3 youth 12-17, seniors and students with ID; $1.50 children 5-11, children 4 and under FREE
Call for more info: 415-666-7001
Official Website: http://www.conservatoryofflowers.org
Added by suemking on March 11, 2007