“Orchid Extravaganza” at Longwood Gardens

By Martha Stewart, on

Editor's Note: We were honored to have Martha Stewart back in the Gardens last week. Enjoy her blog about her visit, calling our Orchid Extravaganza display a “spectacular presentation of color and artistry.” This blog post originally appeared February 20, 2018, in Martha Up Close & Personal: The Martha Stewart Blog.

I love visiting gardens whenever I can, especially during this time when many conservatories are filled with colorful orchid displays. If you're in or near historic Kennett Square, Pennsylvania from now through March 25th, I encourage you to make a stop at Longwood Gardens to see the annual "Orchid Extravaganza".

While I was at QVC last week, I had the opportunity to visit Longwood's orchid exhibit - it includes more than 4000-orchids creatively displayed throughout its glass houses. Among the show's highlights - nearly 100-Phalaenopsis orchids in various colors from Taiwan, 200 blue Vanda orchids dramatically suspended from the conservatory's ceiling, a graceful 12-foot tall arch covered in more than 600 yellow and white Phalaenopsis blooms, and six giant white Phalaenopsis orbs hanging overhead. It is a spectacular presentation of color and artistry.

Here are some photos - enjoy.

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