Members and the public are invited to a spectacular Orchid Preview Event on Thursday, March 29, 2012. The evening provides guests a first look at the Great Hall of Orchids exhibit before it opens to the public. Mingle with orchid experts Jerry and Jason Fischer of Orchids Limited. Enjoy unique vignette displays showcasing orchids in home-decor scenarios, created by Twin Cities interior design professionals, plus orchid-inspired garden plans from local garden designers.
Local interior design companies will create room vignettes using orchids as part of their design. They will be displayed in vignette locations around the Great Hall for full viewing. Garden designers have also been invited to create outside the home drawings utilizing orchids. They will be able to show guests how they can use both hardy and tropical orchids in their own gardens, adding unique beauty and value to their homes. All designers will be present the night of the preview event to explain their designs and talk with guests.
The Arboretum Auxiliary will also host a sale of fresh orchid arrangements, hardy and tropical orchid plants, spring plants and arrangements. Fairy garden dishes with miniature orchids and creative floral items will be available the night of the event.
Don't miss this truly special evening event. The orchid exhibit, presented by the W. Duncan and Nivin MacMillan Foundation, opens to the public on Friday, March 30 and will continue through April 29.
This special preview event is hosted by the Arboretum Auxiliary and co-sponsored by the Auxiliary, Orchids Limited and the Arboretum.
All proceeds go to support the work of the Arboretum.