The annual orchid show at the Missouri Botanical Gardens runs until March 26th and is open daily from 9am-5pm. Regular admission is $12 for adults plus $5 for the Orchid Show. Children under 12 are free. This gives you access to all of the gardens grounds.
This years show features Vanilla with 19 Vanilla species and 4 cultivated Vanilla varieties that represent one of the largest collections of vanilla orchids in North America.
The first Orchid specimens were given to Henry Shaw in 1976. The oldest orchid species still in the collection date from the 1890s. They have over 6000 orchid plants made up of wild-sourced and hybrids many that are rare or unusual specimens.
Find more of my photos from the Orchid display that is designed anew each year in the Images 6 tab.