Annual In Full Bloom Orchid exhibit returns to Nicholas Conservatory

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ROCKFORD - Nicholas Conservatory, 1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford, will host its annual In Full Bloom Orchid Display from Feb. 12-March 17. Guests can enjoy a break from winter to see hundreds of tropical orchids creatively displayed in the warm tropical exhibition area.

Conservatory hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit www.nicholasconservatory.com for information on fees.

The Conservatory will also feature Orchid Kokedama at noon and 1 p.m. on Feb. 16. Participants will adapt the traditional Japanese gardening practice of Kokedama by wrapping orchids in moss to create potless plants.

There will also be an Orchids for Beginners workshop at 1 p.m. on March 9. Those who are new to orchids or have questions about caring for them will learn the basics with resident orchid enthusiast and volunteer Dave Picken.

Both workshops are included with Conservatory admission and are free for members.

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