These 2 photos above were taken as you walk into the front door of the Enid Haupt Conservatory. Every year this is the building that houses the Orchid show as well as other special displays. This is the pond that you see in the entryway of the conservatory and each year it is filled with beautiful Orchid displays floating on the water.
All kinds of different varieties of Orchids decorate the front of this faux house.
Bamboo was a big theme this year, so many of the pots and structures were made of Bamboo.
This is the reverse side of the faux house and as you can see, it is surrounded on all sides by Orchids.
Close-up of the back roof top.
This faux house is also surrounded by water and pots of Orchids supported by Bamboo rafts, appeared to be floating all around.
My favorite thing however, were the gorgeous archways filled with all different Orchid varieties, I could have stayed under these arches all day long. Do you know how long I had to walk back and forth in this area to finally get a shot with no people in the way?? Well, it was quite a while but still, it was worth it to wait for the perfect shot.
This was my favorite Orchid show by far. We've gone the last 3 years and while the 2006 show was my favorite thus far, 2008 has definitely taken over the top slot, due in particular to these archways I think.