Rare and Exotic Orchid Exhibit

January is typically the coldest month of the year, but not inside the tropical paradise of the Bloedel Conservatory!

Starting January 26th until February 6th, the bi-annual Rare & Exotic Orchid Exhibit will be on display! Brighten your day with breathtakingly vivid colors, exotic shapes, and a beauty that will leave you starring!

Put on in partnership with the Vancouver Orchid Society, shake off the winter blues and be sure to stop in for a visit! Regular hours: 10am to 5pm. Volunteers from the VOS will be offering FREE Orchid Tours three times a day (11am, 12 noon, 2pm). They will also be on hand between 11am to 3pm, ready to answer any questions you may have about growing, potting, and identifying these little jewels. Learn a little, see a lot, but don’t miss this fantastic event!

Here’s a preview of what you might see:

Butterfly Orchids

Lady Slippers

Dancing Ladies



And Orchids that smell like chocolate mint! YUM

Regular admission applies.

See you there!


  1. Jean Samson said,

    January 26, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Thank you to those who saved the conservatory. I was shocked when I heard the parks board wanted to close it. No way!

    I think people just need to be reminded it is there, they just forgot (or they are new to town and didn’t realize how nice it is).

    When my mom was alive, she loved to be brought in in her wheelchair to just enjoy the environment and the sights and sounds. Tomorrow I’m going to bring my grandson for his very first visit.

    In fact, I just realized (looking at this site) that tomorrow is the first day of the orchid show, so that’s going to be a bonus.

    • January 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      Hi Jean,

      Thanks so much for your support! We are so glad your Mom had the chance to enjoy the Conservatory! It is a wonderful place and actually has all of the features that classify it as a healing garden. Many people don’t realize it is wheelchair accessible! We also saw some of the orchids last night that will be in the show and they are a treat to see! Your grandson will love the birds and all of the other sights and sounds. Be sure to pick up a bird guide and scavenger hunt at the front counter when you arrive! Enjoy your visit!!

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