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Longwood Gardens: Last chance for the Orchid Extravaganza

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March 22nd will be the final day of the Longwood Gardens children event, OrKID Days, and March 30th concludes the Orchid Extravaganza program after a two month showcase. Expertly grown and presented, Longwood boasts nearly five thousand orchids. Captivating and delightful, orchids adorn baskets, meadows, and arrangements beyond imagination.

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Orchids for children

OrKID Day special presentation hailed great success in its two previous days this year, now there is just one more opportunity to share flower fun with the youngest visitor. The event that is held March 22nd from 11a.m. until 2 p.m. includes a scavenger hunt, and learning of orchids at discovery and storybook stations inside the four-acre Longwood Garden Conservatory. Such fun, for all, inside, regardless of whether the weather is spring-like.

Orchids for all ages

Now through March 30th you can escape this winter blues with some pinks, magenta, yellow, purple and reds, among a few of the colors on display in Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza. Regardless of your orchid expertise, this showcased event will amaze, inspire, and delight your soul. Literally, thousands of orchids big and small, in mixed arrangements and single display flow from baskets, sprout in meadows and float in the air. The colors, patterns, shapes and size will captivate you, and perhaps, encourage your own gardening efforts to cultivate orchids at home. Gardens are open daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. to inspire you.

Longwood Gardens tickets may be purchased online, especially encouraged for these special events. Plan to be wonderfully warm inside the Conservatory which is a short walk from the Visitor’s Center. From the East Conservatory, a short walkway bridge leads to The Terrace Café with refreshing variety of fare. Be sure to dress comfortably and bring your camera and ready willingness to be refreshed.



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