What’s In Bloom: February

What you could see in February at the Botanical Garden

We have orchids blooming in the Conservatory of the Two Sisters all year-round but they are particularly beautiful in winter.  Some are naturalized and some are grown in our greenhouse and displayed when they come into bloom.

Dendrobium blooming over the waterfall in the Conservatory

Dendrobium blooming over the waterfall in the Conservatory

Vanilla Orchid

Vanilla Orchid

Phalaenopsis blooming

Phalaenopsis blooming

Jewel Orchids

Jewel Orchids

Orchid Vanda

Orchid Vanda

Orchid Vanda

Orchid Vanda

Conservatory Tropical Rain Forest Orchid Display

Conservatory Tropical Rain Forest Orchid Display

Taiwan Cherry tree by the Peggy Read Oak

Taiwan Cherry tree by the Peggy Read Oak

TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

CITY PARK FACTS:

At her request, upon her death in 1914, New Orleans philanthropist Sara Lavinia Hyamsí jewelry collection (valued at $30,000/at that time) was sold and the proceeds were used to construct a fountain for the children of New Orleans. The fountain is located inside the gates of Carousel Gardens.