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The Botanical Garden hosts the first International Orchid Exhibition of Coimbra

The Tropical Greenhouse of the Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra will be the scene of the 1st edition of the Coimbra International Orchid Exhibition, where, between June 3 and 5, around ten thousand specimens of this plant will be exhibited.

The initiative, organized in collaboration with the Associação Portuguesa de Orquidofilia, was scheduled for 2020, but the pandemic caused it to be postponed and the current director of the Botanical Garden, Teresa Girão, decided to resume “the contacts that had been pending” and relaunch the event of the project, he said.

Two of the three rooms of Estufa Tropical will serve as a stage for the ExhibitionAlso counting on some talks about orchids and their cultivation, in the Jorge Paiva Scientific Culture Room, Teresa Girão told the Lusa agency.

in both rooms About ten thousand copies will be exhibited.in addition to some orchids from the Botanical Garden that will also be present, he explained.

Teresa Girão points out that orchids “have many hybrids, with people who are dedicated to manipulating the flowers and creating new hybrids and, therefore, the variety is immense.”

“Those of us who are not connoisseurs of orchids are used to seeing the classic format that we usually find in some florists or gardens, but the variety is enormous, from shapes, sizes and colors. It is an extraordinary variety that creates a legion of fans”, he underlined.

Admission to the exhibition, which costs three euros, also includes the sale of orchids and other tropical plants.

The exhibition can be seen on June 3, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on June 4 and 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Source: Observadora

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