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Orchids in Bloom

Experience all things orchids in a weekend celebration of the worlds most coveted plant!

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Orchids in Bloom: The most beautiful weekend of the year!
Saturday & Sunday, March 9-10, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Orchids in Bloom is a two-day celebration of orchids, the world’s most coveted plant, and for 20 years, Fairchild has been celebrating orchids with South Florida.


Orchidaceae is one of the largest flowering plant families known. With more than 28,000 species, orchids have been a beloved plant for millennia. With their incredible ability to adapt, orchids can be found from low-lying tropical climates to montaine cloud forests. 

Fairchild's Orchid Collection and The National Orchid Garden

Fairchild is home to the National Orchid Garden as well as the American Orchid Society and the AOS Library Collection. Our orchid collection is among the largest in the world, and features some of the rarest species. Our Million Orchid Project is reintroducing one million orchids to South Florida, a remarkable feat in urban conservation, given that only handfuls of some species can be found naturally in the wild. 

Our Orchids in Bloom festival celebrates this staggerinly beautiful and popular plant while sharing its important role in our ecology and throughout Miami. 

Be sure to look for orchids throughout the Garden, especially the vining vanilla orchid, from where vanilla beans are harvested!

What you can expect during Orchids in Bloom

  • Shop unique and rare orchids from some of your favorite orchid partners
  • Attend lectures and enjoy how-to's from orchid experts
  • Enjoy orchid inspired activities and classes
  • Enjoy delicious food, specialty cocktails, live music, and family friendly games. There are even vanilla-inspired refreshments all weekend long! 
  • Discover the National Orchid Garden,home to over  50,000 orchids including the heritage collection from the American Orchid Society (AOS).
  • Explore The Million Orchid Project Lab to learn about our urban conservation program. You can even propagate a native orchid yourself in the mobile STEMLab
  • Learn how The Million Orchid Project is helping create A City in Garden throughout Miami
  • Watch orchid experts compete for top prize at the Orchid Show and Exhibit presented by the Orchid Society of Coral Gables
  • Meet hundreds of spectacular butterflies at Wings of the Tropics, our exotic butterfly exhibit
  • Participate in ORKIDS Encounter, a family adventure to explore and discover the amazing world of orchids!
  • Relax while your little ones run, play and explore at the Children’s Garden
  • Explore the only tropical rainforest in the continental US! 
  • And so much more!

Check this space for more information as the event nears. 

In the meantime, enjoy a look-back at our 2023 event.