Friday, January 28, 2011

Knoxville Orchid Show in West Town Mall

The Knoxville Orchid Show in West Town Mall returns again this year. The annual show and sale is done every year by an all volunteer group known as the Smoky Mountain Orchid Society. The fun happens during mall hours on March 5. There is no admission fee.

Monthly meetings of the Knoxville Orchid Society are held on the University of Tennessee campus in the Veterinary Sciences building. Different different programs have included speakers, videos and members' show and tell. Visitors are welcome. Steer your browser to the above link for contact information.

The Knoxville Orchid Society develops this show in West Town Mall to promote interest in growing these unique plants. Visitors can see the orchids and make selections to take home. Experts are available to answer your questions and to provide growing tips. There is a distinct variety of exhibits with many different types of orchids that are represented.

Each orchid that is on exhibit is judged by the American Orchid Society. The mission of the organization is to educate and promote orchid interest and research. The annual Knoxville Orchid Show in West Town Mall is just one of the events they participate in every year.