The 2018 Annual Orchid Show & Sale was held February 24th and 25th at the Naples Botanical Gardens, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL. Show hours were Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5 pm both days. The theme for the 2018 show was ‘Jewels In The Garden’.
Admission to the show came from our membership(s) in the Naples Orchid Society, the Naples Botanical Garden, or the normal entrance fees taken by the garden.
The show featured prize-winning orchids of many species and hybrids. Card-table size and large floor-size artistic displays of blooming orchid plants, containers full of potted orchids and cut orchid flower arrangements competed for ribbons and awards. (Click here for 2018 Ribbon winners and 2018 Show Awards).
American Orchid Society judges awarded outstanding single plants for best in show in a variety of classes. Information about the exhibits and plant competitions are contained in the rules and regulations for the show entries.
Only hobby grower members were eligible for the Naples Orchid Society awards, but anyone can enter an individual orchid to be judged for AOS awards. If awarded, the owner of the plant had to pay for any AOS award, but could opt out of accepting AOS awards when registering the entry. (Click here for 2018 AOS Award winners)
Orchid vendors were present at the show to sell beautiful blooming orchids and orchid supplies. The vendors for the 2018 show were Florida SunCoast Orchids, Krull-Smith Orchids, Mac’s Orchids, Odoms Orchids, OFE International—Orchid Supplies, and Bactra Orchid Benches. NOS members hosted the show and were available to explain how to care for and grow all kinds of different orchids.
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Please Thank And Support Our Generous Sponsors For The 2018 Orchid Show