The Fuqua Orchid Center is a garden of surprises. I walked into the greenhouse early yesterday morning and came face to face with the pinched and furrowed face of a Coryanthes macrantha (Bucket Orchid) bud. The light was dim and I think I jumped.
For sheer bud awesomeness, nothing beats Coryanthes. A Coryanthes labors for weeks to produce two enormous buds. Those buds become the most riveting objects in the entire greenhouse. What's inside?
You can see Coryanthes macrantha on display this week in the Fuqua Orchid Center's Orchid Display House.
The Fuqua Orchid Center showcases the Atlanta Botanical Garden's large and diverse collection of orchids. Orchids are exhibited year round in the 16,000 sq. ft. display space, consisting of landscaped areas and seasonal displays. Our spring orchid extravaganza, ORCHIDdaze, runs for ten weeks in Feb, March and April.