Orchids: Amazing Adaptations

February 16, 2019 – April 28, 2019

Epicattleya René Marqués ‘Flame Thrower’ from the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection

Smithsonian Gardens
Smithsonian museum grounds
Washington, DC

Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, Kogod Courtyard

Escape the winter cold and step into a floral oasis in the Kogod Courtyard with Orchids: Amazing Adaptations. A joint collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens, United States Botanic Garden, SAAM, and National Portrait Gallery, this installation fills the courtyard with hundreds of orchids of stunning variety. Did you know that orchids are found on every continent except Antarctica? The gorgeous presentation showcases how orchids have adapted to their many different environments.