Annual Orchid Show in full bloom
The annual Gulf Coast Orchid Show will be in full bloom this weekend in Gautier.
Right now, the Gautier Convention Center is filled with over two hundred orchids and plants for sale. The orchids on display will be judged at the end of the weekend on the beauty of their flowers. This year, there will be an ‘orchid 101’ class open to the public on Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Gulf Coast Orchid Society tells News 25 plant vendors come from all over the southern states to this show, which is in its 38th year and continues to grow! Joy Lorens with the Gulf Coast Orchid Society said, “It’s the variety of the orchids. They’re large plants and small plants and you can see that the flowers can be many different colors, all the way to yellows to whites all the way to almost black flowers so it’s really cool.”
The Orchid Show and Plant Sale will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Anyone is welcome to check it out for free.