JANUARY 22 - 30, 2022

About Orchid Week

Celebrate the planet’s largest group of blooming flowers at Orchid Week, presented by The San Antonio Botanical Garden and the Alamo Orchid Society. From January 22 to 30, an array of 50–100 blossoming orchids will be on display. 

Learn about Texas native orchids, growing methods, ethnobotany of vanilla, and more on Orchid Seminar Day. Take your own ailing plant to an Orchid Care Clinic, bring a new orchid home from the plant market, or enter your prized bloom into the Orchid Show. Orchid week will culminate in Celebrate Orchids, a day of family-friendly, orchid-themed activities and tours.

Displays and Shows

From catts to zygos, an extensive collection of orchids will be on display all week inside the Lucile Halsell Conservatory.

Visit the Orchid Show and Plant Market in The Betty Kelso Center January 28 – 30 to view specimens from Alamo Orchid Society member collections.

Orchid Seminar Day

Kick off Orchid Week with a keynote lecture about native orchids of Texas by Michael Eason, Director of Plant Conservation & Research, and Adam Black, Freelance Botanist followed by breakout sessions taught by San Antonio Orchid Society members. 

Sessions include:

Growing Orchids Under Lights | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Growing Vanda Orchids | 1 – 2 p.m.
Orchid Living Garden (Maintaining Orchids and Tropicals Together) | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Concepts in Basic Orchid Growing | 4 – 5 p.m.

Keynote Lecture Fee: Included with Garden admission and membership
Orchid Sessions Fee: $20 ($18 member); includes entrance to all four orchid sessions

Orchid Care Clinics

Bring your sick and unhappy orchids or a few high-resolution photos and the San Antonio Orchid Society will help identify the issue and suggest treatments or best practices for future orchids. This is a drop-in clinic.

Sunday, January 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, January 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Fee: Included with Garden admission and membership

Orchid Inspired Events & Programs

Saturday January 22
9:30 am - 5:00 pm Orchid Seminar Day
Sunday January 23
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Orchid Care Clinic
Tuesday January 25
Wednesday January 26
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Homeschool Day: Orchids
Friday January 28
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Orchid Show and Vendor Fair
Saturday January 29
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Celebrate Orchids!
11:00 am - 12:30 pm DIY: Vanilla Extract
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm DIY: Vanilla Extract
Sunday January 30
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Orchid Care Clinic
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Celebrate Orchids!

Saturday, January 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Be dazzled by the bold, vivid, and colorful world of orchids on display at the Botanical Garden! Bring the whole family to explore the world’s largest family of flowering plants with hands-on activities and more!

Fee: Included with Garden admission and membership

Important Notice

Due to unsafe travel conditions and with the safety of our guests and staff in mind, the San Antonio Botanical Garden will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022.