Orchid show draws crowd

More than 900 people flocked to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park at the weekend to attend the annual Orchid Show.

The two-day show was co-hosted by the Cayman Orchid Society and the Botanic Park.
The park’s general manager, John Lawrus, said the hundreds of attendees who passed through the gates were keen to admire the many orchids on display and to snap up a perfect plant to bring home.

Gene Crocker, a world leader in orchid hybridization, and orchid lover Kirkland Nixon gave presentations on both days to enlighten visitors on topics such as how to maintain and pot their orchids.

“Mr. Crocker presented a wide range of educational information that appealed to all levels of orchid lovers and growers, taking us on a journey across the globe to explore the fascinating world of these unique plants,” said Mr. Lawrus.

The event raised money for the Cayman Orchid Society and the Botanic Park. Proceeds will go toward the continued development of the park’s Orchid Boardwalk.

Guests at the show also had the opportunity to explore the park grounds.

“Thanks to all the volunteers, exhibitors and visitors, it was an extremely successful event and we are really looking forward to doing it again next year,” said Mr. Lawrus.