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October 1, 2013

Shangri La prepares for annual Orchid Festival

ORANGE — Celebrate the orchid, one of the most beautiful flowers in the world, during the 5th Annual Orchid Festival at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas, from Oct. 5 through Oct. 12.

At Shangri La, there will be daily tours of the Exhibition Greenhouses, a fascinating lecture and orchid-related workshops. A variety of orchids will be available for purchase at Shangri La’s Garden Store, and members of STARK Cultural Venues (SCV) will be offered exclusive pre-sale opportunities. In addition to the events at Shangri La, both the Stark Museum of Art and The W.H. Stark House are hosting orchid-related exhibitions. For more information or to download a printable itinerary, visit www.shangrilagardens.org.

Saturday, Oct. 5 (9:30 a.m.)

Saturday Adventure Series: Orchid Safari

Experience the many different orchid species on display at Shangri La as the whole family searches high and low during an orchid safari. Take part in a scavenger hunt to learn why orchids are adored as one of the most beautiful flowers in nature and how orchids are used by many cultures around the world. Space is limited. RSVP by calling 409.670.9799.

• ACTIVITIES

 

Oct. 5 (11 a.m.) and Oct. 12 (2 p.m.)

Orchid Repotting Workshop

Enjoy an interactive demonstration and learn about repotting orchids. This one-day workshop will be offered on two separate dates during the festival. Fees are $10 for SCV Members and $20 for all other participants. The workshop fee is non-refundable and includes supplies and an orchid as well as admission to the Gardens. Space is limited and an RSVP along with advance payment is required to participate. Pre-payment will serve as the RSVP for this event and may be made at the Shangri La Admission Window during regular operating hours.

 

Saturday, Oct. 12 (9:30 a.m.)

Saturday Adventure Series: Orchid Anatomy

Orchids belong to one of the largest families of flowering plants and are comprised of more than 25,000 species world-wide. These gorgeous flowers have a unique and unusual anatomical structure. During this hands-on program, adults will dissect orchids and learn about their anatomy, reproduction and ecology. Space is limited. RSVP by calling 409.670.9799.

 

Saturday, Oct. 12 (11 a.m.)

Orchids are for Everyone

Enjoy an orchid-related talk by Jim Johnson. Johnson is a Texas A&M University, Benz School of Floral Design speaker and a Distinguished Lecturer Emeritus. He will give an informative talk about the ease of arranging orchids as cut flowers. Space is limited. RSVP by calling 409.670.9799.

 

• TOURS AND EXHIBITS

 

Shangri La Exhibition Greenhouses Tours

Join Jennifer Buckner, Horticulture Specialist, in a guided tour through the Exhibition Greenhouses. In celebration of the annual Orchid Festival, special orchids will be on display. Daily tours of the Exhibition Greenhouses are included with admission and will give visitors the opportunity to see a wide variety of orchids in bloom.

Greenhouse tours for the 2013 Festival will take place at the following times: 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5; 10 a.m., daily, Tuesday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 11. Space is limited. RSVP by calling 409-670-9799.

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