WNCOS is proud to present the 21st annual Asheville Orchid Festival, April 6-7, 2019 at the North Carolina Arboretum! The festival will feature many exhibitors and vendors from around North Carolina, the United States, and the world, many educational presentations and award winning orchids on display throughout the festival. The theme for the 2019 festival is “An Orchid Expedition,” where we hope to visually explore the early Victorian era orchid obsession that took enthusiasts around the globe in search of these special plants. We hope you come explore them with us!


WHEN: April 6-7, 2019

WHERE: The North Carolina Arboretum

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way,

Asheville, NC 28806


Program Schedules

10:00 AM — A Walk through the World of Orchids

By Marc Burchette of the Biltmore Conservatory

A guided expedition through the fabulous orchid exhibits!

11:30 AM — Decoding Dendrobium

By Mark Reinke of Marble Branch Farms

A discussion on the surprising orchid you thought you knew!

1:00 PM — The Enchanting Orchids of Ecuador

By Dayaneth Loja Portilla of Ecuagenera Orchids, Ecuador

Discover the wonderful orchid species from Ecuador.

2:15 PM — Our Native Orchid Species of Western NC

By Scott Dean

A deep dive review of our native orchids!

10:00 AM — A Walk through the World of Orchids

By Marc Burchette of the Biltmore Conservatory

A guided tour and discussion through the fabulous orchid exhibits!

11:30 AM — New Phragmipedium Hybrids and Culture

By Jason Fischer of Orchids Limited

Jason is one of the premier Phragmipedium breeders in the world

1:00 PM — Complex Paphiopedilums and Their Culture

By Hadley Cash of Marriott Orchids

The best kept secrets on how to grow award winning Paphiopedilums

2:15pm Repotting with New Zealand’s Finest

By Graham Ramsey

An in depth look at Orchiata bark, Sphagnum Moss, and Tree Fern.

Meet Our 2019 Vendors

Contact individually for pre-orders!


Krull-Smith Orchids

2800 W Ponkan Road, Apopka FL 32712

407-886-4134 | www.krullsmith.com


Marriott Orchids

1401 oak Ridge Road, Kernersville NC 27184

336-664-7085 | www.marriottorchids.com


Orchids Limited

4630 Fernbrook Lane N, Plymouth MN 55446

800-699-6006 | www.orchidweb.com


Looking Glass Orchids

20 Orchid heights Drive, Pisgah Forest NC 28768

828-553-4109 | www.lookingglassorchids.com

Ecuagenera Guayaquil

Via a la Costa, Guayaquil, Ecuador

+593 4-273-8073 | www.ecuagenera.com


Carter & Holmes Orchids

629 State Rd S-36-273, Newberry, SC 29108

803-276-0579 |www.carterandholmes.com


Steve Arthur Orchids

23 Glass House Road, Graniteville SC 29829

803-221-5471 | www.stevearthurorchids.com


Ironwood Estate Orchids

3757 Sandy Fort Road, Hickory NC 28602

828-294-3950 | www.ironwoodorchids.com


Marble Branch Farms

155 Marble Branch Trail, Walhalla SC 29691

864-294-3950 | www.marblebranchfarms.com


BB Barns Garden Center

3377 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden NC 28704

828-650-7300 | www.bbbarns.com

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