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Mobile Area Orchid Society's Orchid Show and Sale

February 28 to March 1, 2020

Bellingrath Gardens is hosting the Mobile Area Orchid Society’s 43rd Annual Orchid Show and Sale from Friday, February 28, through Sunday, March 1. Mobile Area Orchid Society members will display their best orchids and will be available to answer questions and provide tips on growing and caring for these exotic plants.

The show will include vendors selling orchids, supplies and accessories. If you are interested in signing up as a participating vendor, please contact show chairman Joe Paine at 251-209-1008 or at

In addition to exhibits placed by orchid societies, vendors and amateur growers, individual plant entries are allowed. All plants must be properly identified to be part of the competition. Because this is an American Orchid Society (AOS) sanctioned and judged show, all entries will be screened for consideration of AOS awards. You do not have to be a member of an orchid society to enter, nor are there any fees to enter. For more information on entering orchids or orchid related items for judging at the show, please email the show chairman at

During the Orchid Show weekend, be sure to explore the new spring merchandise in the Bellingrath Gift Shop! Guests are encouraged to purchase Gardens and Home tickets to enjoy a tour during their visit. The Snowbird Special, a discount on Gardens-and-Home combination tickets, is in effect through Saturday, February 29, 2020.

The Magnolia Café will be open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, making it very easy for guests to spend the day appreciating the Gardens, learning about how to care for orchids and shopping for orchids and accessories.

Date Time 
Friday, February 28, 2020Noon – 5:00 PMOrchid Sale in Bellingrath Gardens’ Magnolia Café
Saturday, February 29, 20208:00 AM – NoonAmerican Orchid Society Judging (Only the Sales Area is open to the public during this time.)
Saturday, February 29, 2020Noon – 5:00 PMOrchid Show and Sale in Bellingrath Gardens’ Magnolia Café
Sunday, March 1, 20209:00 AM – 3:00 PMOrchid Show and Sale in Bellingrath Gardens’ Magnolia Café