Orchids: Nature's Art

The Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection has over 8,000 specimens from all over the world. It is an invaluable resource for educational programs, exhibitions, and scientific research. Explore a selection of the digitized collections along with art inspired by these beautiful blooms, get up close with online 3D models of orchids, and learn five things you may not know about orchids.

Smithsonian Gardens and the United States Botanic Garden present the 28th annual orchid exhibition, filling the entire Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, from January 27 to April 28, 2024.