Mark your calendar right now: the annual Orchid Show is coming to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park on Saturday, March 30th and Sunday, March 31st, 2019. This annual festival is a must-see for anyone who grows the timeless blooms, as well as those who simply adore nature or want to get as much out of their Grand Cayman experience as possible. The show goes from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on both days and costs $8. Children under 12 get in free. This event is in partnership with the Cayman Islands Orchid Society.
The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park features 10 of the 28 recorded orchid species found on the Cayman Islands. Four of these orchids are found nowhere else on the planet. This makes the annual Orchid Show one you will never forget. In addition to the exhibition of locally-grown wonders, you will get to purchase imported specialty orchids, most of which should be blooming during the show. Conservation of native orchids is the heart of this festival, and your support goes towards creating an orchid garden within the botanic park. Professional orchid gardeners will also be on hand to provide the latest tips for cultivating and maintaining these eternally fascinating flowers.
In addition to educational presentations and hundreds of gorgeous orchids to marvel at, this festival provides barbecue fare to sink your teeth into. And what’s a local festival without local culinary magic?
Find this captivating botanic park off of Frank Sound Road. Keep in mind the barbecue will be available from 11 am to 3 pm only. Botanic garden staff also recommend coming early to “avoid disappointment” such as long wait times and a lack of food. Waiting too long to patronize the event can also mean the orchids you want to purchase are gone, so come early and ready to give your eyes, heart, and mind a real treat!
Your Grand Cayman Visit
This show is one of many fantastic events during the month of March. Whether you experience the Orchid Show or any other happening unique to Grand Cayman, you are giving yourself a cultural experience you will remember always.