Orchid Fest

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Join Reiman Gardens for the fifth annual Orchid Fest on Saturday and Sunday, February 8 and 9. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Exotic orchids in a variety of species and colors will be on display and available for purchase both days. The Central Iowa Orchid Society will also staff a question and answer booth, providing both novices and experienced growers valuable insight on care and keeping of orchids.

The event’s education program includes an “Orchid Care 101” talk and workshop led by Tom Hillson, a discussion of “Native Orchids” with Carson Whitlow, and an informative session on “Growing Under Lights” presented by Doc Bannister.  Each program will be presented on both days, and free with admission.  Here is the schedule:

Saturday, February 8
9:00 a.m.: Tom Hillson – Orchid Care 101
11:00 a.m.: Carson Whitlow – Native Orchids
1:00 p.m.: Doc Bannister – Culture of Phalaenopsis

Sunday, February 9
9:00 a.m.: Doc Bannister – Culture of Phalaenopsis
11:00 a.m.: Tom Hillson – Orchid Care 101
1:00 p.m.: Carson Whitlow – Native Orchids
3:00 p.m.: David Sheesley – Growing Under Lights

In addition to Orchid Fest, Reiman Gardens offers a warm retreat throughout the cold winter months. In 2014, Reiman Gardens will boldly go where no garden has gone before, showing the link between space, science fiction and the Gardens. Learn about the sun and stars and all the amazing stories associated with them while enjoying beautiful plants, colorful butterflies, and quirky sculptures only outer space and science fiction could inspire.

Free for members and Iowa State University students with ID. Price of admission for the general public.