There are thousands of orchid societies and millions of orchid hobbyists in the world. There are about 28,000 currently accepted Orchidaceae species and a new one can bear your name.
“The San Francisco Orchid Society presents two days of orchid heaven in Golden Gate Park. A fun filled event for the entire family. Come see thousands of beautiful and unusual orchids from around the world for sale and on display! The orchid family is one of the most diverse and widespread groups of blooming plants on our planet. They come in all kinds, colors, shapes, and fragrances. Some smell like chocolate, vanilla, honey, cinnamon, or roses, and can last for weeks or months. Please come and enjoy their beauty and fragrance! Many orchids are suitable for indoors or outdoors, and from warm to cool.”
“Founded in 1921, the AOS has more than 10,000 members and 600 affiliated orchid societies around the world, with several of those societies located in the South Florida region.”
“Visitors continue next into the Windows to the Tropics Conservatory where they will experience some of the tropical world’s rarest plants; plants too sensitive even for Miami’s mild winters. In addition, visitors will enjoy a majestic “Corchid Tree”—a large cork-covered PVC tree that is designed to exhibit rare epiphytes and orchids. Next, the Tropical Fruit Pavilion introduces visitors to the world of tropical fruit. Guests will see Cacao (from where chocolate comes), the Vanilla orchid, the rare Mangosteen and more.”