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Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Orchid Mania Opens January 27

Cleveland Botanical Garden celebrates one of the world’s most exotic and beautiful flowers at its annual Orchid Mania show, opening Saturday, January 27 and running through Sunday, March 11. Visitors to this year’s show will discover the hidden beauty of secret gardens brimming with colorful orchids. More than a thousand orchid flowers in every shape, size, scent and color will fill the halls of the Botanical Garden, creating exotic and alluring encounters to warm your winter.

Orchid Mania highlights include:
Fashion Meets the Botanicals
Orchid Mania will include botanically-inspired dress designs developed exclusively for the show by students from the Kent State University Fashion School. The dresses will be on display through March 3.

Ask the Orchid Doctor
On Saturdays, February 3, 10 and 24, from 1 ‐ 2pm, experts will be on hand to help with questions about growing orchids in the home. Bring in your orchid for a diagnosis.

Greater Cleveland Orchid Society Show and Sale
Saturday & Sunday, February 17 & 18
Noon ‐ 5pm
The Greater Cleveland Orchid Society, the oldest affiliate of the American Orchid Society, hosts the annual show and sale. Special workshops and tours are scheduled throughout both days.

Orchids After Dark
Guests can mingle after hours among thousands of blooming orchids and enjoy adult beverages and snacks from the Garden Cafe.

Guren Art Gallery Exhibit
Local artist Gunter Schwegler will display beautiful silk paintings in his exhibit “Hidden Natures” in the Botanical Garden’s Guren Art Gallery.

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: Noon – 5pm
Monday: Closed

Adults: $12
Children (3-12): $8
Children 2 and under: Free
Members: Free

Orchid Mania tickets are available online, at the Botanical Garden ticket desk or by calling 216-721-1600, ext. 100. Advance ticket purchase is not required. The Botanical Garden is located at 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio. Heated indoor parking is available for a fee, based on availability. Admission includes full access to the Botanical Garden, including the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse and outdoor grounds (weather permitting). For complete details about Orchid Mania, visit

About Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cleveland Botanical Garden, located in Cleveland’s University Circle cultural district, is an ever-changing urban oasis that provides enrichment and inspiration through 10 acres of beautiful outdoor gardens, the 18,000-square-foot Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse featuring the biomes of Madagascar and Costa Rica, and seasonal celebrations and exhibitions throughout the year. The Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum together make up Holden Forests & Gardens, which is making a positive impact in the region through urban greening and forestry initiatives, scientific research, and world-class visitor experiences at its two campuses.