April 14-17, 2016
Go to the N.C. Arboretum to step into a lush, tropical world at the Western North Carolina Orchid Society’s Annual Show. This will also be the national spring meeting of the Amercian Orchid Society! Hundreds of orchids fill the Education Center of the Arboretum in this show, which is one of the largest in the southeast. World-class orchid growers from around the country and regional orchid societies will fill the exhibition hall with dazzling color, exotic scents, and hints of an ancient world in carefully crafted displays.
Vendors will offer orchid supplies and plants for purchase, including the rare and hard-to-find. WNC Orchid Society members will be available to answer questions and provide orchid-growing advice. Visitors will also have the opportunity to attend a number of educational programs given by professional orchid growers and hybridizers.
Admission to the Asheville Orchid Festival is $5/person, in addition to the $12 parking fee for non-members of the Arboretum. Visitors are also encouraged to explore the Arboretum’s kaleidoscope of spring color, 65 acres of cultivated gardens, ten miles of hiking and biking trails, and engaging exhibits.
For more information, see our NC Arboretum Guide.
Also see orchids in Biltmore's Conservatory during Biltmore Blooms festival of flowers.