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  • Now opening: Coryanthes macrantha

    The Orchid Column Apr 2, 2019 | 11:39 am

    Now opening: Coryanthes macrantha We've produced a bumper crop of Coryanthes seedlings that are now reaching flowering size. Coryanthes, with their provocative morphology and intense fragrances are simply the best teaching tool ever for introducing students (or anyone!) to orchid pollination concepts, and Euglossine[…]

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  • Where are all the labels?

    The Orchid Column Mar 28, 2019 | 10:43 am

    Where are all the labels? Lycomormium squalidumOne of the most frequent comments on our visitor survey is 'Why aren't all of your plants labeled?' I totally get this. After all, an important function of plant collections in a botanical garden is to serve as a[…]

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  • A Summer Tour

    The Orchid Column Jun 21, 2018 | 11:36 am

    A Summer Tour Good morning! Ready for an early walk through the Fuqua Orchid Center? Those of you who are buckling under the summer heat can head straight to the High Elevation House to cool off. Everyone else, follow me. As we enter[…]

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  • Early Summer

    The Orchid Column Jun 18, 2018 | 11:24 am

    Early Summer May and June are two of my favorite months in the Orchid Center. It's a photographer's paradise. Because we're inside a greenhouse, the 'golden hour' for photography, in which light assumes that uniquely warm and glowy quality, tends to occur[…]

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  • Polycycnis muscifera

    The Orchid Column May 23, 2018 | 11:40 am

    Polycycnis muscifera Some of our wonderful Polycycnis species are flowering this month. Polycycnis is a genus of Euglossine bee pollinated orchids in the Stanhopeinae native to Central and South America. The flowers are small and delicate with a graceful arching column (reminiscent of[…]

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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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