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  • Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica

    The Orchid Column Oct 13, 2017 | 11:36 am

    Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica One of my favorite Phalaenopsis is our magnificent hieroglyphica 'Orchidglade.' It's a stunner.It's flowers are larger, the colors richer and the blooming season much longer -six months!- than our other hieroglyphicas, which flower September through November. 'Orchidglade' is a vigorous grower and[…]

  • Pollinating Lycomormium

    The Orchid Column Jul 17, 2017 | 10:39 am

    Pollinating Lycomormium It's been a good month for Lycomormium here. This species has been flowering for three weeks, jostling for attention among the fiskei baskets in the Orchid Display House. Since we haven't yet produced seedlings from any of our Lycomormium species, this month[…]

  • In the Orchid Display House

    The Orchid Column Jun 21, 2017 | 11:16 am

    In the Orchid Display House Maybe it's the color -a true pink, without any of the red violet characteristic of so many 'pink' orchids -that makes Lycomormium fiskei so striking. And the size. Lycomormiums are hefty plants. Our plants, which are relatively small divisions of[…]

  • Paphiopedilum kolopakingii

    The Orchid Column Feb 21, 2017 | 12:20 pm

    Paphiopedilum kolopakingii Our staff has lately been admiring this wonderful pale Paphiopedilum kolopakingii which we received in 2012 from Orchid Inn as Paphiopedilum kolopakingii var. topperi ('Jeanie' x 'Sam's Green Giant'). The typical kolopakingii has a lip that is burnished red amber.The flowers of[…]

  • Paphiopedilum glanduliferum

    The Orchid Column Feb 16, 2017 | 12:01 pm

    Paphiopedilum glanduliferum Of the Asian slipper orchids in our collection, the species belonging to the section Coryopedilum are among the most striking. They don't have the candy and fruit bowl colors of some of the Chinese or Vietnamese slippers, like delenatii or[…]



The Fuqua Orchid Center provides an exciting opportunity for visitors to see the Atlanta Botanical Garden's distinguished orchid collection. Unique in the United States, its mission is the display and conservation of orchids and the education of visitors about orchids.

The glasshouse complex showcases the Atlanta Botanical Garden's existing tropical orchid collection and provides specialized facilities for a new collection of montane orchids that grow at high elevations.

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