Written by Ashli Marler, Assistant Manager in St. Charles
The annual Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Gardens is still going on for another week and a half, so we thought we would share some tips before it passes you by.Â For those that have never been, the Orchid Show is a chance for visitors to see the ever-changing variety of the many orchids grown at the Garden.
Every year there is a different theme to the show.Â This yearâ€™s theme is â€˜Madagascarâ€™.Â The area where the orchid show is held will be transformed into a tropical island nation!Â There is also a waterfall, an authentic bamboo hut, and other native artifacts.Â Needless to say, for photographers, thereâ€™s plenty of opportunity!
While strolling through the display, it is possible to get up close and personal with some of these beautiful and exotic flowers.Â Bring a macro lens or close up filter set if you have one.Â The Botanical Gardens does not allow tripods, so make sure to either have a lens with a low f stop, a flash, or raise your ISO.Â The Orchid Show is held indoors, and some areas can be a bit a dark due to the vast number of plants.Â Most of all, have fun! After checking out the orchids, you can then explore the rest of this beautiful garden.Â Thereâ€™s always something new to see.
The Orchid Show runs until Sunday March 31, from 9 to 5p.m.Â The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd., St, Louis, MO.