Tower Hill hosts “A New England Rain Forest” orchid show Nov. 4 – 6


Tower Hill hosts “A New England Rain Forest” orchid show Nov. 4 – 6Boylston – Tower Hill Botanic Garden will host “A New England Rain Forest,” the Massachusetts Orchid Society's Annual Orchid Show, Friday, Nov. 4, from 1 to 5 p.m.; Satruday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thousands of breathtaking orchids will be on display throughout the Visitors Center and around the Orangerie and Limonaia.

The orchid show is known for its spectacular variety, creativity and informational value. As Orchid Society member Joanna Eckstrom explained, “…with the dozen or so orchid societies and individual orchid enthusiasts who participate, “A New England Rain Forest” is sure to be one of our best efforts ever.”

Some of the orchid societies participating in the show include A&P Orchids, New Earth Orchids, Frosty Hollow Orchids and more.

Orchid vendors from across the country will offer a wide variety of plants, supplies and even jewelry for sale. Art and educational exhibits will be held each day of the show and experts will answer orchid growing questions from visitors. Also, members of the Massachusetts Orchid Society will offer demonstrations on orchid care, instructional videos, and guided tours of the show. Although the judging sessions themselves are not open to the public, the results of the judging will be on display at the show. The show will represent a huge range of orchids, the largest of all the plant families.

The show and its associated programs are included with Tower Hill Botanic Garden admission, which is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for youth aged 6-18, and free for children under 6 free and Tower Hill members. Tower Hill Botanic Garden is located at 11 French Drive, Boylston, exit 24 off Route 290. For further information, call 1-508-869-6111 or visit

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