Sunday, January 17, 2016

Orchid Madness

Orchid Madness 

at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens

We are celebrating orchids in February with an event every weekend. Attend one or all ($80 for the entire Orchid Madness package includes admission to all four events.) Orchid Madness is a fundraiser that supports the State Botanical Gardens plant collections and display gardens.

Orchid Madness Opening Reception
Saturday, February 6                                      6:00-8:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory                       Price: $50
February is all about Orchids! Orchid Madness is back, and this second annual fundraiser for the Horticulture program will be bigger and better than the well-received first event last year. We will celebrate Orchid Madness throughout February, starting with a wine and cheese reception. There will be live music and very special orchids on display for this evening’s fundraiser for the Garden’s plant collection. Everyone attending this event will receive an orchid plant to take home.

Orchid Madness: Orchid Repotting
Saturday, February 13                                    10:00 am - noon
Visitor Center                                                 Price: $15
The Northeast Georgia Orchid Society is leading this workshop, where attendees can bring up to two plants and containers and work with an expert to repot their plants.

Orchid Madness: Orchid Class
Saturday, February 20                                    10:00 – 11:00 am
Visitor Center                                                 Price: $10
Join our orchid class to learn about orchids and their care from the Northeast Georgia Orchid Society.

Orchid Madness: Vanilla Sunday
Sunday, February 28                                       4:30– 6:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory                       Price: $20
Did you know that vanilla flavoring is extracted from the pods of an orchid plant? Let’s celebrate the vanilla bean orchid with treats like a vanilla cocktail or dessert.

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is a unit of Public Service & Outreach at the University of Georgia.

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