Orchid Shangri-La: WNCOS Annual Orchid Show of 2015


The WNCOS Annual Orchid Show is an American Orchid Society judged and sanctioned show. Well known for its exceptional plants and the number of awards it typically receives, the WNCOS show is a premiere orchid show in the southeast region and regularly draws several thousand visitors. Come check out this perennial favorite.

The WNCOS Annual Orchid Show of 2015, held at the Western North Carolina Arboretum will be held March 28th & 29th, 10 am to 5 pm., and will be a breathtaking event. Orchids are ancient plants and one of the largest families of flowering plants with species numbering in the 25,000 range. Exotic orchids in a variety of colors, shapes and scents, will overflow displays created by professional growers and orchids societies from around the U.S.

The Western North Carolina Orchid Society will welcome a select group of world class growers from around the country. These vendors will be offering a range of orchids, from the easiest to care for to the rarest of species. This show is for the newcomer to orchids as well as the knowledgeable enthusiast. Come participate in the wonder of this much beloved orchid show, and at the same time, greet the first hints of spring 2015 in the gardens of the N.C. Arboretum.

In addition to dazzling displays and a large sales area, visitors will enjoy educational talks throughout the weekend. These programs will be given by the visiting professional growers. Growing tips will abound. Finally, don’t miss the show stopper, the WNCOS Raffle Table. Prizes will include outstanding blooming orchids, growing supplies, extravagant getaways and magnificent gift baskets!

For more information please contact: Graham Ramsey at or 828-691-1121. High resolution photos are available upon request, and interviews with event organizers and participants can be arranged as well.

The Western North Carolina Orchid Society is a group of avid orchid enthusiasts at all levels of growing. We are a 501c-3 non-profit organization meeting the second Sunday of every month at Asheville Eye Associates. WNCOS is an affiliate of the American Orchid Society. More information can be found at

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