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29.2.2024 | Nature

Tallinn Botanic Garden’s annual orchid exhibition opens tomorrow

Text Mark Taylor
Photo Annika Lepp

Tallinn Botanic Garden’s annual orchid exhibition opens tomorrow

 

The annual orchid exhibition at Tallinn Botanic Garden will open tomorrow, March 1. The exhibitions, which has taken place for the past 23 years, is an opportunity to see very rare orchids not visible elsewhere in Estonia.

“Blooming orchids are already unique in their nature, but displaying them in greenhouses gives an idea of how these wonderful plants grow in their natural environment. This way they can be easily observed and the mystical beauty of each orchid can shine through,” said Eevi Siibak, Curator of the Orchid Exhibition and Senior Gardener at the Tallinn Botanic Garden.

“Every year, we manage to surprise visitors with new installations and some very rare orchids. Which orchid it will be this year is a surprise. In Estonia, this variety of orchid can only be seen at the orchid exhibition,” she added”

Blooming orchids of various species and varieties will be on display at the Tallinn Botanic Garden, both in the Palm House and the greenhouses. The families represented include Phalaenopsis, Paphiopedilum, Cymbidium, Epidendrum, Vanda and Stanhopea, among others.

At the exhibition, it is possible to seek advice on growing orchids at home from experienced specialists. During the orchid exhibition, from 1-10 March, questions related to growing orchids can be sent to orhidee@botaanikaaed.ee. These will be answered by gardeners at the Tallinn Botanic Garden.

At the exhibition, you can purchase blooming orchid plants from Rikets. From 8-10 March, there will also be an opportunity to buy special orchid plants from Currlin Orchideen, a German orchid gardener who will travel to Estonia specifically for the orchid exhibition.

Tallinn Botanic Garden is open daily from 11 am to 4 pm. Due to ongoing construction works, it is recommend to travel there by taxi or using public transport.

 

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