Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows
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Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers.
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Filoli’s Orchid Show in Woodside, California

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Orchid, Filoli House & Gardens, Woodside, CaliforniaOrchids are considered one of the most important plant collections at Filoli Historic House & Garden, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, California. They’re spotlighted from January 4 through February 24, 2020, during the annual Orchid Show. (Note: there are varying dates for the Orchid Show on the Filoli website, so Road Trips Gardeners planning to stop by should phone ahead to confirm.)

A beautiful array of plants and flower arrangements will rotate in and out of the House from early January to mid-February. Greeting you as you enter the Foyer are the historic plant urns filled with several orchids. In the House, the different rooms will each contain traditional flower arrangements featuring orchid flowers, as well as blooming orchid plants from the greenhouse collection. The Kitchen will have a lush display of orchids on the center island.

Orchids from several Bay Area orchid societies, along with Filoli’s historic collection, will be featured, including those from the San Francisco Orchid Society, the Peninsula Orchid Society, the Santa Clara Valley Orchid Society, and the Gold Coast Cymbidium Growers.

To complement the horticultural displays and floral arrangements in Filoli’s grand mansion, artist Ming Lee will capture The Spirit of Orchids through an exhibition of Chinese brush paintings in the Visitor Center.
Ming Lee, "The Spirit of Orchids", Filoli House & Gardens, Woodside, California

(Photos courtesy of Filoli House & Gardens)

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