The Orchid Conservatory
Date & Time:
Thursday Jan 01, 2009 to Dec 31, 2014
Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. during regular Garden hours
Notes: Admission to The Orchid Conservatory is included with general Garden admission.
General Garden admission:
Free to members, $12 adults, $11 seniors 60+, $6 children 4-12.
THE ORCHID CONSERVATORY IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DAILY DURING REGULAR GARDEN HOURS.
The Orchid Conservatory grand opening took place on Jan. 19, 2008 and is now open daily. The Conservatory is the Carolina's only glasshouse - 8,000 square feet under five stories - dedicated to the display of orchids and tropical plants. It's a well-designed horticultural display of living, growing, and ever-changing exhibits. Highlights include one of the largest indoor displays of bromeliads in the Eastern U.S. and a 16-foot tall Tropical Canvas full of epiphytes. For the plant enthusiast or everyday guest, the Conservatory presents a world of succulents, ornamental tropical fruits, delicate miniature orchids, aquatics and even rare orchids.
Much like a work of art, The Orchid Conservatory is an eloquent translation of a piece of our world. It's an artistic rendering of an oasis free from frost and alternating between the arid dryness of the desert and the humidity of the rainforest. Upon entering the conservatory, guests escape to this world of lush foliage and and tropical color, discover engaging vistas around every corner and feel the gentle mist from environments that are worlds apart. A feast for the senses, the rush of a waterfall and the sweet smell of hundreds of plants converge for an incredible experience.