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Experience a weekend of orchids with the Virginia Orchid Society Show and Sale, Under Their Spell.

Hundreds of Orchids on display and for sale, attend free lectures for beginners as well as experienced growers, people’s choice award for best orchid display, orchid vendors and more.

The show is included with regular Garden admission. No cost to attend the sale and lectures.

Friday, March 3, 2023
Sunday, March 5, 2023
Event Details

slipper orchid from the orchid show

Under Their Spell

Show location: the North Wing of the Conservatory
Sale location: the Auditorium in the Kelly Education Center.

Friday, March 3   1 – 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 4   9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 5     9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The sale will start Friday, March 3 at 1 p.m. in the Auditorium in the Kelly Education Center. Free admission to attend the sale and lectures in the Kelly Education Center where you can buy orchids and learn how to grow them. Regular Garden admission to visit the Orchid Show in the North Wing of the Conservatory.

Vendors list and lectures schedule are posted on the Virginia Orchid Society website www.vaorchidsociety.org

Orchid Show 2023 Flyer

2023 Vendors

Art by Karolyn Hawthorne (follow on Facebook and Instagram)

Breezy Hill Orchids

Chadwick & Son Orchids


Orchid Enterprise, Inc.

Orchid Classics

Ten Shin Gardens

Tsuchibuta Pottery

Woodstream Orchids


Friday March 3rd

2 pm – 3 pm: Dallas Ingram, Tsuchibuta Pottery, “Various potting media and pots”

3 pm – 4 pm: Repotting demo by Joe Mathias , VOS

Saturday March 4th

10 am – 11 am: Ken Meier, Orchid Enterprise, Inc., “Choosing the right spells to grow orchids”

11 am – 12 pm: Peter Breed, Orchid Classics, “Orchids for windowsill”

1pm – 2 pm: Dr. Melissa McCormick, North American Orchid Conservation Center, “Saving Nature’s Magic: The Science of Orchid Conservation”

2 pm – 3 pm: Dayaneth Portilla, Ecuagenera, Ecuador, “Orchids of Ecuador Conservation Efforts”

3 pm – 4 pm: Barry Woolf, Ten Shin Gardens, Taiwan, “Chinese Cymbidiums”

Sunday March 5th

10 am – 11 am: Bill Goldner, Woodstream Orchids, “Growing tropical Slippers for fun and show”

11 am – 12 pm: Art Chadwick, Chadwick & Son Orchids, “Cattleyas”

1 pm – 2 pm: Mark Bobsin, Breezy Hill Orchids, “Unique Bulbophyllums”