It’s an Orchid Lovers Dream!


Muttart Conservatory

Muttart Conservatory located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Edmonton’s Muttart Conservatory has devoted an entire pyramid to the Orchid. After a full year of planning the incredible display is open to the public from now until Oct 23. If you’re avid about Orchids this is a DO NOT MISS event!

With over 50 species of orchids in bloom and on display this event is a true orchid lovers dream.

According to the Edmonton Journal, the Muttart has decided to display these orchids in an unusual way, they are using myths related to the flower to show them off in their best light. You will see Victorian figures draped in orchids representing an old belief that the flower was too exotic for “proper ladies”. You’ll even see them in a skull relating to a story that the first orchid was found in the new world, growing out of the eye socket of a skull!

These exotic blooms are sure to delight and amaze all visitors to the Muttart, I for one will be there with bells on!

Cymbidium Orchid

Cymbidium Orchid

Dendrobium Orchid

Dendrobium Orchid

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Popular Orchids in the Cut Flower Trade

Orchid Links:
The Exotic Orchid
How Bizarre! Rhizanthella gardneri
The Orchid Species Preservation Foundation
Orchid Society of Alberta

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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