These photos were taken when we went to the Missouri Botanical Garden last month. Actually we took a friend who recently lost her husband and we thought it would be nice to treat her to the Orchid Show and a dinner afterward for her birthday. I don't know much about gardening, so I will just type whatever is printed in the brochure about the show.
The above is called the Moon Gate and the layout was infused with Chinese-theme accents. The Garden celebrates its 25th year of work on the Flora of China project, featuring an architecturally inspired Chinese landscape.
Here are a few fun facts about orchids: There are approximately 30,000 to 35,000 species of orchids; they come in all sizes, from pinhead to football; Antarctica is the only place on earth that orchids could not grow (how about in greenhouses?).