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Online sales begin March 3 at 9 a.m.

At the conclusion of Orchid Escape a selection of orchids featured in the Bolz Conservatory will be offered for sale online. Reduced pricing reflects this prior usage.

Orchids are sold by type -

  • Intergeneric Oncidiums/Oncidiums/Dendrobiums @ 14.00/orchid
  • 4” Phalaenopsis @ 16.00/orchid
  • 3” Phaleanopsis @ $10.00/orchid
  • Paphiopedilums @ $18.00/orchid

Customers select specific colors & varieties upon arrival at the pick-up, subject to availability.

Onsite sales will not be available to ensure proper social distancing.

Orchid pick-up

Friday, March 5 - Sunday, March 7

Daily 10:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

What to expect -

  • Pick-up location - Olbrich Gardens' Evjue Commons (straight back, through the lobby)
  • The Evjue Commons has a maximum capacity of 50 people under current Public Health restrictions.
  • Upon entry into the Evjue Commons, customers will enter a waiting line.
  • Maximum of four customers will be allowed into the pick-up area to select their pre-purchased orchids.
  • Customers select their pre-purchased orchids according to the color coded tags designating the types of orchid.
    • Your receipt displays which color tags you will be selecting your orchids from. Be sure to locate your receipt prior to arriving at the Gardens.
  • Specific colors and varieties are not guaranteed - subject to availability upon arrival.
    • "Go with the flow" is the motto here!
    • The GOAL - raise funds to support the Gardens while offering the opportunity for folks to purchase discounted orchids.
  • Depending on availability you may receive an orchid that is currently not in bloom.
  • Once you have selected your orchids a volunteer will verify your order based on your receipt and the color coded tags. Have your receipt ready on your phone or a printed copy.
  • Please bring your own bags / boxes to protect your orchids from the cold and secure your new plant babies for transport.

Orchid care

Need more information on how to properly care for your new orchids - check out the American Orchid Society culture sheets.



Contact Missy Jeanne, Special Projects Manager

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