After lunch in their cafe (Kennett mushroom & creme crepes with a lo mein micro salad... yum!), I popped into the Conservatory to check out the Orchid Extravaganza. As I opened the glass doors into the East wing, the fragrance of the flowers hit me and convinced me that I need to start purchasing orchid flowers. The scent is amazing!
When you walk in, you're greeted by a huge arch constructed of 600 white hybrid orchids. As you continue to walk, there are various breeds of orchids throughout and in the Exhibition Hall (my favorite), there were five orchid orbs floating above the Fern Floor. If you look closely at my photograph of this Hall, you'll notice that they also constructed a beautiful orchid curtain made up of 250 orchids. The Longwood Garden's staff outdid themselves with this exhibit - every nook and cranny held a variety of orchid to appreciate, artfully arranged.
If you get a chance to visit the Orchid Extravaganza, I highly recommend it. The event runs through March 27, 2016.