Orchids, Orchids, Orchids at S.A. Botanical Garden
By Ron Aaron Eisenberg
I was never an orchid kind of guy beyond buying an orchid corsage for my date to my high school prom a long, long time ago. But that changed when my friend Shari St. Clair gave me an orchid plant for my birthday last year. It was the first time I’d ever paid attention to an orchid plant, and I was hooked. I nurtured the plant and its delicate blooms for months.
So when I saw that the San Antonio Botanical Garden is hosting its 5th annual Orchid exhibit throughout February, I was truly excited at the prospect of seeing dozens and dozens of orchids up close.
The event takes place in the Lucile Halsell Conservatory on the Garden grounds. This year’s theme is Exploration.
I hope to be one of the visitors who step into a lush, tropical world where exquisite displays await. The exhibition blends natural elements with historical charm and explores the evolving tale of plant conservation. As The Garden noted, “This is more than a visit; it’s a mid-winter voyage to tropical wonder.”
The Garden is recognized nationally for its commitment to outstanding displays, botanical diversity, education, environmental stewardship, and experiences that connect people to the natural world. It serves as a museum of plants, a tranquil escape, a living classroom, a research and conservation facility, and an entertainment venue where art, architecture, music, and theater experiences come to life.