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March 16, 2015

Orchid Extravaganza blooms for a limited time

Longwood Gardens exhibit ends March 29

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Orchid Extravaganza Larry Albee/© Longwood Gardens

The Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza.

Until March 29 the four-acre conservatory at Kennett Square's Longwood Gardens will be filled with orchids for the Orchid Extravaganza. The exhibit includes almost 5,000 orchid blooms of all kinds, including orchid baskets (their biggest ever) and the popular orchid meadow.

With their delicate beauty and exotic origins, orchids have long been an obsession that brings horticulturists and casual flower lovers together. 

Though there are just two weeks left to see this stunner of an exhibit, March is a great time to visit because that's when rare sky-blue poppies are in bloom at the gardens, too. In addition to the orchids and poppies, Amaryllis, Canterbury-bells and Winter Red-hot-pokers are in season at Longwood. 

Also open through March 29, is a special photographic display in the Visitor Center. The historic Delaware Photographic Society has gathered images of the Longwood Gardens orchid collection to display along with the Extravaganza. 

Orchid Extravaganza

Now through Sunday, March 29
9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Free with Gardens Admission ($10-20)
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square PA 
(610) 388-1000