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Orchid Mania Brings Beautiful Blooms Back to Cleveland Botanical Garden

Cleveland Botanical Garden celebrates our planet’s most sensual flower during the 11th annual Orchid Mania show, opening Saturday, February 1, and running through Sunday, March 9. Thousands of opulent orchids will fill the Garden and its Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse with incomparable beauty and unforgettable fragrances.

Orchids of nearly every shape, size and scent will stimulate your senses. Lemon-fresh Cymbidiums, chocolate-scented Oncidiums, delicate “dancing ladies” and hardy “bulldogs” are just a few of the more than 100 varieties you’ll encounter. Orchid Mania offers everyone a great escape from the bitter cold of another Northeast Ohio winter and into a tropical world of stunning beauties.

New this year, Orchid Mania includes the Cleveland Interior Design Showcase, in which top designers create dazzling room vignettes inspired by or accented with orchids. More than a dozen room designs aim to inspire your inner interior designer with fresh looks and bright ideas. Chris Kascsak and Bret Manning of Cleveland-based In Design, Inc., serve as the lead design team for the showcase.

More Orchid Mania highlights include:

• Ask the Orchid Doctor: Saturdays, February 1 – March 8, from 1 to 2 pm
• Special Photographers’ Access to Orchids: Sunday, February 2, from 10 am to 12 pm
• Meet and Greet the Interior Designers: 6 to 8 pm on Wednesdays, February 5 – March 5
• Greater Cleveland Orchid Society Show and Sale: Saturday & Sunday, February 15-16
• Orchid Mania Members-Only Sale: Sunday, March 9, 5:30 pm

Hours for Orchid Mania are 10 am to 5 pm on Tuesdays through Saturdays, with hours extended until 9 pm on Wednesdays, and noon to 5 pm on Sundays. The Garden is closed on Mondays. Orchid Mania admission is free for Garden members, $11 for non-member adults, $6 for non-member children ages 3-12 and free for children 2 and under.

Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Boulevard, is an ever-changing urban escape where you’ll find enrichment and inspiration through fabulous gardens, an exotic Glasshouse and enchanting events. For more details, visit cbgarden.org or call 216-721-1600 ext. 100.

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Cleveland Botanical Garden receives public support through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom O'Konowitz, tokonowitz@cbgarden.org, 216.707.2818

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