28.02-8.03 Orchid Days in Botanic Garden
To continue a beautiful spring-time tradition, Tallinn Botanic Garden will be hosting its Orchid Days once more from 28 February to 8 March 2020 in the Palm House and other greenhouses.
Orchids have fascinated people throughout history. Their flowers and life patterns are so strange that it may seem Nature let her imagination run wild as she was creating these plants. Still, nothing about orchids is random. Every tiny detail of each petal has its purpose: all the spots, fine hairs, stripes and exhilarating fragrances are meant for attracting pollinators.
However, in addition to pollinators, orchids have also managed to enchant people. The looks and patterns of life of orchids are so different from what one would consider ordinary, and the diversity of species is so impressive that people have spent centuries trying to “tame” these exotic beauties. In old times, orchids would only be found in the homes of very wealthy people, but they have become universally loved houseplants by now. The list of bred varieties has become much larger than the number of species encountered in nature despite the fact that there are nearly 18,500 of the latter. Tallinn Botanic Garden will attempt to show you a glimpse of this fascinating world, including the creations of nature and people alike.
In addition to enjoying the beauty of flowers, visitors will be able to buy interesting orchid varieties from Rikets Lilled, a long-term partner of Tallinn Botanic Garden, at two weekends (28 February – 1 March and 6 March – 8 March). Specialists will be available on site to share advice about growing orchids at home. The exhibition is open in the greenhouses from 11:00 to 16:00 and included in the price of a regular entrance ticket.