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Orchids After Dark to Make Its Debut During the Orchid Show at the Botanical Gardens



Buffalo, NY-- The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens along with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society will host their biannual Orchid Show on Friday, March 4, Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6 at the Botanical Gardens. This time, with a new experience called Orchids After Dark, happening just Friday and Saturday night. 

The Orchid Show is a fan favorite in the Buffalo area, and now the Botanical Gardens and the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society are bringing even more excitement to the show with a brand-new experience called Orchids After Dark.
The Botanical Gardens will be filled with hundreds of hand-picked and award-winning orchid exhibits for the biannual Orchid Show.  These unique exhibits will be dispersed throughout the Botanical Gardens for visitors to enjoy both during the day or, for the first time ever, after dark. Attendees of Orchids After Dark will not only experience the Orchid Show, but also the Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape exhibit that is happening on select nights through March 12. The orchid displays will also be lit up under the conservatory for an even more magical After Dark experience. This new experience will be a must-see spectacle for all plant lovers and photographers. 

Orchid exhibitors include members of the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society. Organizers encourage visitors to bring a camera or smart device to capture the beauty and uniqueness of the mesmerizing orchids that will be on display, especially under the new light features. During the show, orchids of many varieties and sizes as well as lots of growing supplies will be for sale through specialty vendors. Vendors include Oakwood Orchids, Burgen Watergardens and Nursery, and Watercolor Artist Carol Koziol Clark and will be on-site for both the daytime and After Dark experience. 

Orchids After Dark will take place on Friday, March 4 from 6:00pm-9:30pm and Saturday, March 5 from 6:00pm-9:30pm. The Orchid Show will take place on Saturday, March 5 from 10am-4pm and on Sunday, March 6 from 10am-3pm. The Orchid Show during the day is included with regular admission and Orchids After Dark is included with Gardens After Dark admission.  Pre-purchased E-tickets are required to attend the show. The cost for the Orchid Show is $14.00 for adults, $12.50 for seniors 62 and over, $12.50 for students 13 and over with ID, $7.50 for kids 3 to 12 and Botanical Gardens’ Members and kids 2 and under are free but must have a ticket. Orchids After Dark prices are $15.00 for adults, $13.50 for seniors 62 and over, $13.50 for students 13 and over with ID, $7.50 for kids 3-12 and kids 2 and under are free but must have a ticket.  Tickets can be purchased online now at buffalogardens.com and organizers suggest purchasing as soon as possible as it is expected to sell quickly. 

Organizers would like to note that the Botanical Gardens will be closed from 10am-4pm on Friday, March 4 and will re-open at 6:00pm for Orchids After Dark. The Botanical Gardens will also be closed at 3:00pm on Sunday, March 6 to take down the displays. They will then re-open at 6:00pm on Sunday for Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape. Organizers ask that visitors respect the closing times in order to safely and carefully take down the orchid displays.

The Niagara Frontier Orchid Society’s mission is to seek to promote the culture and enjoyment of orchids, and aims to further every member’s orchid related knowledge. They are dedicated to encouraging the protection of orchids and their conservation in natural habitats around the world. For more information on the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society visit niagarafrontierorchids.org 

Use #OrchidShow, #OrchidsAfterDark, #GardensAfterDark and tag @BuffaloBotanicalGardens when posting on social media. Proceeds benefit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire curiosity and connect people to the natural world through its historic living museum.