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Popular Orchid Mania at Cleveland Botanical Garden will celebrate Vietnamese culture

Posted: 7:47 AM, Jan 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-14 07:47:03-05
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CLEVELAND — One of the world’s most exotic and beautiful flowers will be featured in its own show at Orchid Mania, opening on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

The year, Orchid Mania celebrates natural beauty of Vietnam and the Vietnamese Cultural Garden while exploring four areas of plant culture in Vietnam—natural areas, agriculture, food and flowers.

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Orchids on display at Orchid Mania at The Cleveland Botanical Garden.

The show highlights include:

Fashion Meets the Botanicals—Botanically-inspired dress designs developed exclusively for the show by students at Kent State University

Ask the orchid doctor— Experts will answer your questions about growing orchids at home. Bring in your orchid for a diagnosis.

Greater Cleveland Orchid Society Show and Sale—The Greater Cleveland Orchid Society, the oldest affiliate of the American Orchid Society, hosts the annual show and sale. This will run on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16, noon to 5 p.m.

Orchids after Dark— Guests can mingle after hours among thousands of blooming orchids and enjoy cocktails and snacks from the Garden Café.

Art Exhibits— Art on display during Orchid Mania includes silk paintings by Gunter Schwegler and nature-inspired acrylics by Dawn Hopkins, and handmade paper flower designs by Josette Gailiano.

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Orchids on display at Orchid Mania at The Cleveland Botanical Garden.

The show will run from Jan. 18 through Sunday, March 1.

Hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.

Monday: Closed

Admission:

Adults: $15

Children (3-12): $10

Children 2 and under: Free

Members: Free

Tickets are available online and at the Botanical Garden ticket desk. Advance ticket purchase is not required. Admission includes full access to the Botanical Garden, including the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse and outdoor grounds (weather permitting).