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Start Spring with an Orchid or Plant Show

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2012 by • Updated on Jan 6th, 2015

We don’t know many dates for shows in 2015 yet. We’ll keep looking for the info!

Puerto Rico Orchid Shows

Springtime is the time for flowers and flower shows! Being originally from the north-eastern States, flower shows were always a rite of passage for the beginning of springtime. We’re happy that we can continue that tradition here in Puerto Rico.

Orchids are very popular here, so you will see a number of orchid shows all around the island in the spring. If you want to see some real beauties, you can attend a show sponsored by a local orchid society you’re visiting the island.

Puerto Rico Orchid Shows

These shows are not as huge as some in the States, but the displays are really nice. It is not just about orchids, there are other types of plants for sale, too. At these shows and festivals, you can usually people selling orchids, heliconias, bromeliads and assorted orchid gardening stuff. There are lots of flowers to be seen and purchased — some common and some very unusual. Some of the plants are grown locally, though many are imported from Hawaii and Thailand.

SPRING 2015 ORCHID and Plant SHOWS

Mid-January (15-18 January 2015) presented by the Sociedad Orquidistas del Caribe. At the Plaza Guayama Mall. Free admission.

Mid-March (dates TBD) at the Mayaguez Mall, presented by the Sociedad de Orquidistas de Mayaguez.

Puerto Rico Orchid Shows

Mid-Late March March 26-29, 2015 at the UPR Botanical Garden at Rio Piedras, presented by the Sociedad de Puertorriqueña de Orquidistas. Hours are 9:00am to 6:00pm. Free admission. There are usually about 10 large orchid displays, and maybe 6-10 orchid vendors, and a couple vendors of other stuff and other types of plants. The vendors are typically bilingual. There is usually some music and seminars about orchids (in Spanish). We always find something unusual and pretty to buy!

Late April / Early May (30 April to 03 May 2015) presented by the Sociedad de Orquidistas del Este. Open 9am to 6pm, at the Coliseo Municipal Fito Ramos in Fajardo. Free admission. For more info soe_pr@hotmail.com.

a couple days before Mother’s Day (dates TBD) presented by Orquidistas de Dorado. Dorado Orchid Fair in the Angel Hernandez Amphitheater (next to the town plaza). Open 9am to 7pm. Free admission.

For More Information

You can contact any of these local orchid growers for more information

  • Percy Orchids — 787.787.9392 (bilingual)
  • Orquideas Hoja Dorada — 787.646.5556
  • E. Orchids — 787.733.1493
  • Caribe Orchids — 787.602.9787
  • Orquideas Bernor — 787.237.2701

Note for Tourists

Puerto Rico Orchid Shows

If you stop in at an orchid show, and you find a plant that you simply must have, you can take it home! Since orchids are not potted in soil, the USDA allows the transport of orchids into the US mainland without any problem. So you buy an orchid today, and take it on the plane so you can enjoy a little bit of paradise in your own home!

 

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  1. The Orchid Show 2015 will be presented by the Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Orquidistas at the Puerto Rico Botanical Garden at Rio Piedras. The one anouced to be at Coliseo Pedrín Zorrilla is the same show, but it will not be at el Coliseíto. Since last year (2014) we changed the show place to The Botanical Garden. Dates are correct! It will be from March 26-29, 2015, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. We are planning to present six orchid vendors, one bromelliad vendor, one anthuriums vendor, and some other handcrafted stuff vendors. We will present some orchid seminars. For second time, we will celebrate what we called Children’s Place, a drawing and painting contest for children from five to twelve years old. PROS

  2. Thanks for the update!

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