I love Orchids. I love their varieties, their fragrances (yes some smell, and some smell like chocolate…need I express my love any further?) I love their colors, their unique growing conditions, their stalks, leaves, stamens….I simply love their elegance. I miss having a bountiful collection of orchids growing right outside my door. That’s why, when I read that the Denver Botanical Gardens had an Orchid Showcase happening I knew I had to go. I also had no idea that there even was a botanical garden in Denver, and that it was open during the winter!!! So yesterday we decided to go check out the the exhibit, and you know what?? I fell in love!! The gardens are amazing, and I can’t wait to go back in the summer!!! I of course could have spent hours just lounging in the Orangery (which is blossoming right now with Oranges, Grapefruits and Lemons and their sweet fragrant citrus scents….run don’t walk to it!!) and the greenhouses filled with bromeliads, bananas, ferns, anthuriums and other tropical plants. My cupkeiki loved that there were flowers to look at and then tons of spots (outside) to run wild and free, it probably helped that it was a winter weekend and there were not many people there!
Right now there is a photo contest, on Instagram, for their orchid showcase. Three lucky winners will win an orchid from the gardens, I’ve got my fingers crossed that one of my photos will be chosen.
Here are some of my pictures of the amazing orchids! I highly recommend going, the contest runs through February 23.
Here is a link to the Gardens: http://www.botanicgardens.org/
Children 3-15: $9.00
Children 2 and under: Free
I seriously can’t say enough about how relaxing and fun it was, especially for a winter time activity.