Orchid Daze at the Botanical Garden

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Sat March 9 @ 1 pm At The

Atlanta Botanical Garden

1345 Piedmont Ave NE For

Orchid Daze

Orchid Daze: Surreal Beauty delights with surprising juxtapositions of fanciful flowers and playful objects inspired by surrealist imagination. Experience a funhouse gallery frolicking with the fantastic forms of "Dancing ladies", Persian Violets, slipper orchids and more!

The Fuqua Conservatory lobby transforms into a conflagration of colors set ablaze with flaming reds, oranges, and yellows. Mirrored walls unexpectedly distort both orchids and viewers, visually melting the two into bizarre hybrid forms. Reflections magnify, stretch, fragment, and ripple space as visitors literally become part of the artistic composition. “Orchids are such intriguingly odd flowers we want to celebrate their whimsical and playful personalities,” said Mary Pat Matheson, the Garden’s executive director. An orchid “rain” in pink and white descends from the atrium ceiling, filling the air with the topsy-turvy blossoms of Dendrobium and pastel Cymbidium reaching skyward.

In the Orchid House, a rarely encountered “shoe tree” flourishes in the formal bed. Fiery jewel-toned slipper orchids (Paphiopedilum andPhragmipedium) emerge from stilettos. The shoes hang like ripe buds from gnarled lace-covered branches. The everpopular “Moth Orchid Blast” explodes from the facing wall in yellow and terracotta tones. “Our Orchid Daze fans will love this year’s orchids,” said Becky Brinkman, Fuqua Orchid Center manager. “We are very excited to be able to display some newly released hybrids as well as some award-winning heirloom varieties.”

Tickets are Only

$15.95

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  • Sunn & P.

    So much Fun in a Beautiful Environment.

    March 20, 2013

  • roger e.

    Trere should have been a reg. tour ---not good kuck, you're on your own. There was a tour scheduled for 1PM but the organizers didn't either know or should have known about it.

    March 10, 2013

    • Dave G

      The tour is $20. You could have paid for it if you wanted to go.

      March 10, 2013

  • Bobi D.

    I had a great time. It was great to meet my fellow "scout" Charles, and walk with Nancy and Ann.

    March 10, 2013

  • Sunn & P.

    Beautiful. Very nice

    March 9, 2013

  • Cindy

    Very nice, thanks for organizing, Ralph.

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry I missed this. I have a cold that won't go away, decided to actually rest and forgot to change RSVP.

    March 9, 2013

  • Charles

    This is a great place to visit.

    March 9, 2013

  • Amy B.

    I'm going to be running late but I will try to catch up with the group.

    March 9, 2013

  • Sharon

    my son came into town unexpedtedly

    March 9, 2013

  • Richard

    Unexpected trip out of town...

    March 8, 2013

  • jan r.

    I had committed to attending with my friend. Will look for y'all

    March 8, 2013

  • Richard

    Is this the price even with a membership?

    February 15, 2013

    • shelley

      ah,, gotcha. Seems like they could/should have negotiated a group discount for our meetup!

      February 18, 2013

    • Bobby M.

      it is a discount. regular tickets are[masked]

      March 6, 2013

  • Dave G

    I have temporarily closed this event to new sign-up's. I apologize for any inconvenience.

    March 4, 2013

  • yurie

    looking forward to it!

    March 3, 2013

  • tracey

    me and Sarah

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I have to attend a friends memorial service at 2 PM that day. I hate to miss this.

    February 28, 2013

  • Jane

    As far as I know I will be able to go. I haven't checked my calendar that far ahead yet.

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    MAY BE; Researched into my "Thought Process" for + VE Action Item.

    February 16, 2013

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