Madagascar Orchid Show - In St. Louis Missouri

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Rich magenta or purple orchids. One of my favorite things to do is to take photos of these beautiful orchids!  They truly amaze me. Here is the outside of the Missouri Botanical Garden in Missouri.  It was the end of winter, a perfect time for an orchid show!Beautiful white and purple orchids.Pretty white orchids.Pretty purple colored orchids.One of the neat educational displays in the Madagascar Orchid show.  A native hut with orchids.Beautiful indoor pond display in the Madagascar Orchid show in Missouri, 2013.
Rich magenta or purple orchids. One of my favorite things to do is to take photos of these beautiful orchids!  They truly amaze me.
Rich magenta or purple orchids. One of my favorite things to do is to take photos of these beautiful orchids! They truly amaze me. | Source
Here is the outside of the Missouri Botanical Garden in Missouri.  It was the end of winter, a perfect time for an orchid show!
Here is the outside of the Missouri Botanical Garden in Missouri. It was the end of winter, a perfect time for an orchid show! | Source
Beautiful white and purple orchids.
Beautiful white and purple orchids. | Source
Pretty white orchids.
Pretty white orchids. | Source
Pretty purple colored orchids.
Pretty purple colored orchids. | Source
One of the neat educational displays in the Madagascar Orchid show.  A native hut with orchids.
One of the neat educational displays in the Madagascar Orchid show. A native hut with orchids. | Source
Beautiful indoor pond display in the Madagascar Orchid show in Missouri, 2013.
Beautiful indoor pond display in the Madagascar Orchid show in Missouri, 2013. | Source
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One of my favorite kinds of orchids in the show.  This is a pretty pink and yellow orchid, and I think they are so beautiful!Orange and pink orchid spray picture. Amazing displays of orchids.  I am always amazed at the incredible job the team does that makes this show happen.Picture of a larger arrangement of orchids, displayed in a beautiful way.Madagascar Orchid Show display.Madagascar orchid show display in St. Louis Missouri 2013.
One of my favorite kinds of orchids in the show.  This is a pretty pink and yellow orchid, and I think they are so beautiful!
One of my favorite kinds of orchids in the show. This is a pretty pink and yellow orchid, and I think they are so beautiful! | Source
Orange and pink orchid spray picture.
Orange and pink orchid spray picture. | Source
Amazing displays of orchids.  I am always amazed at the incredible job the team does that makes this show happen.
Amazing displays of orchids. I am always amazed at the incredible job the team does that makes this show happen. | Source
Picture of a larger arrangement of orchids, displayed in a beautiful way.
Picture of a larger arrangement of orchids, displayed in a beautiful way. | Source
Madagascar Orchid Show display.
Madagascar Orchid Show display. | Source
Madagascar orchid show display in St. Louis Missouri 2013.
Madagascar orchid show display in St. Louis Missouri 2013. | Source
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Deep purple and yellow orchid spray.  Sunshine on light colored yellow orchids.So many people come to enjoy the beauty of the orchids at these orchid shows.  I can't blame them, and I am one of them!Small, petite, white and burgundy colored orchids.Another beautiful orchid plant.  I love these orchids and love to photograph them.
Deep purple and yellow orchid spray.
Deep purple and yellow orchid spray. | Source
Sunshine on light colored yellow orchids.
Sunshine on light colored yellow orchids. | Source
So many people come to enjoy the beauty of the orchids at these orchid shows.  I can't blame them, and I am one of them!
So many people come to enjoy the beauty of the orchids at these orchid shows. I can't blame them, and I am one of them! | Source
Small, petite, white and burgundy colored orchids.
Small, petite, white and burgundy colored orchids. | Source
Another beautiful orchid plant.  I love these orchids and love to photograph them.
Another beautiful orchid plant. I love these orchids and love to photograph them. | Source

The Beautiful Orchid Show in St. Louis Missouri

Every year Missouri Botanical Garden puts on another amazing orchid show for the public and its members. This year, the theme is "Madagascar." For 2013, they chose this theme because they are celebrating many years of work they have been doing in Madagascar. Missouri Botanical Garden continues to make a difference around the world for science, nature, and gardens everywhere. In the region of Madagascar, they have done a lot of research and conservation work.

People were encouraged to stop by during this Winter and early Spring season and experience the beauty of Madagascar. They even had a little orchid observer check list for people that like an extra challenge! This is fun for the kids to do also, while their parents are taking in the beauty of the orchids. It is a form of "I spy."

The orchid display every year in Saint Louis is one of the largest in the United States. Even during the show itself, which runs February 2 to March 31st, there is a continuous rotating display of orchids. If you come back a couple of weeks later, you will see some new orchids very likely!

The garden has about 7,000 individual orchid plants which are representative of approximately 280 genera! This also includes over 2,500 unique orchid taxa. I have tried to go every year, and every year I see completely new orchids I am sure I have never seen the likes of before. It is mind boggling the detail and design and beauty they have.

This article is to share the news about this orchid show which many travel to come to every year. It also is to share some of the photos I have captured of the orchids along the way. This year, I had the pleasure of going once with my husband and on another occasion I went back alone a few weeks later to just have a peaceful break in my week and enjoy more orchids I didn't see the first time.

There are many orchids and display photos that I have shared here. To see them up close make sure to click on the images or their thumbnails. There is an option to look at it through a slideshow, and you can click through the images one by one to make sure you see them all.

If you ever get the chance, I would highly encourage you to go and see this amazing show put on by the garden's floral display team. They work hard to make the show happen every year, and have talent beyond measure.


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I absolutely love the deep rich color of this one. A very interesting looking white, green and brown orchid.One of the huts in the orchid show display.  It is a joy to look at all the orchids.Green, Yellow and white striped orchid.  I can hardly believe how unique and interesting these are!Red Orchid Plant.Another photo of purple with white, orchids.
I absolutely love the deep rich color of this one.
I absolutely love the deep rich color of this one. | Source
A very interesting looking white, green and brown orchid.
A very interesting looking white, green and brown orchid. | Source
One of the huts in the orchid show display.  It is a joy to look at all the orchids.
One of the huts in the orchid show display. It is a joy to look at all the orchids. | Source
Green, Yellow and white striped orchid.  I can hardly believe how unique and interesting these are!
Green, Yellow and white striped orchid. I can hardly believe how unique and interesting these are! | Source
Red Orchid Plant.
Red Orchid Plant. | Source
Another photo of purple with white, orchids.
Another photo of purple with white, orchids. | Source

Orchid Show attendance poll

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Map of how to get to the Missouri Botanical Garden

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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

You and I share the love of Orchids! I've never seen a red orchid like the one in your photo. My Blue Orchid just finished blooming (I wrote a Hub about that one). What a beauty.

No other flower can match the beauty of an Orchid, except the Rose.

Our local Orchid Society just had a show and I really enjoyed going to see all the beauties. I should have taken photos, but didn't.

Voted this UP and will share and Pin.


Joanne M Olivieri 3 years ago

These orchids are simply stunning. We have an orchid society here which also sponsors shows and I am always in awe of their beauty. We unfortunately do not have orchid plants in our botanical garden but there is a fantastic display year round at the conservatory of flowers. Thank you for the info and gorgeous photos. Voted up and shared.


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pinto2011 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

Orchid always attracts ones imagination and you have given this imagination different shapes. Very nice flowering hub.


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oceansnsunsets 3 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Mary, somehow I missed yours and the others comments, so great to see you! I remember you loving orchids, and am happy you stopped by to see the latest ones I captured with my camera. Having a "visit" from you always makes my day. It is great to know others go to their local orchid shows like I like to. They are just stunning, and I always see something new. Take care Mary! :)


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oceansnsunsets 3 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Joanne, thank you for your comment! Another orchid lover, wonderful! I am like you, always in awe of their beauty. To me, they are like little works of art, truly. Have a wonderful day!


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oceansnsunsets 3 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Pinto, thank you for your kind words, they are much appreciated!

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