BOYLSTON, Mass.- Tower Hill Botanic Garden will host "Trident's Treasures,"
the Massachusetts Orchid Society's Annual Orchid Show on Friday, Nov. 5; 1-5pm and Saturday & Sunday, November 6-7; 10am-5pm. Thousands of breathtaking (and sometimes spooky!) orchids will be on display throughout the Visitors Center and around the Orangerie, and in newly opened spaces--including the Limonaia at Tower Hill.
This show is known for its
spectacular variety, creativity and informational value. As Orchid Society member
Joanna Eckstrom explains: "...with the dozen or so orchid societies and individual
orchid enthusiasts who participate, 'Trident's Treasures' is sure to be one of our
best efforts ever." Some of the orchid societies participating in the show include:
A&P Orchids, New Earth Orchids, Frosty Hollow Orchids and more.
The theme for this year's show, "Trident's Treasures" is a play on words in memory
of Dr. Wilford B. Neptune of Boston, a surgeon and orchid expert and long-time member of the Massachusetts Orchid Society, who died earlier this year at the age of 88. Consequently, many of the exhibits will have an "under-the-sea" motif.
Orchid vendors from across the country will offer a wide variety of plants, supplies
and even jewelry for sale. Art and educational exhibits will be held each day of
the show and experts will answer orchid growing questions from visitors. Also,
members of the Massachusetts Orchid Society will offer demonstrations on orchid
care, instructional videos, and guided tours of the show. Although the judging sessions
themselves are not open to the public, the results of the judging will be on display
at the show.
The show and its associated programs are included with Garden admission ($10 adults,
$7 seniors, $5 youth aged 6-18, children under 6 free). Tower Hill Botanic Garden
is located at 11 French Drive, Boylston, Mass., exit 24 off Route 290. For further
information, call 508-869-6111 or log on to www.towerhillbg.org