I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Garden Week.
One of my assignments :) for garden week was to visit and share a public garden, you can find part one of my visit to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, here.
The Orchid Conservatory at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is the Carolinas’ only glasshouse – 8,000 square feet under five stories – dedicated to the display of orchids and tropical plants from all over the world, with every continent represented with the exception of Antarctica.
The $12.5 million project had more than 300 donors and opened to visitors in 2008. 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.
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The Orchid Conservatory interior temperatures range from 60 to 85 degrees, creating an oasis free from frost and alternating between the arid dryness of the desert and the humidity of the rainforest. The misters have the additional benefit of cooling off visitors in the summer heat.
Stroll along under the arches of air plants, enjoy the waterfall wall of orchids, along with the lush foliage and tropical color of The Conservatory.
Admission to The Orchid Conservatory is included with general admission at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.
If you’re in the area, I highly recommend a visit!