Orchid Society Show and Sale

Posted: Updated:
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- The Orchid Society of Arizona's 52nd annual show and sale will feature hundreds of flowering varieties.

It's possible that an orchid purchased at the Orchid Society of Arizona's first show in 1962 could still be alive today. In fact, with more than 25,000 varieties, some species live so long that some people bequeath their orchid collections to their heirs.

3TV's Tess Rafols got a gave us a sneak peek at next weekend's free event.

Guests will be treated to a spectacular array of hundreds of orchids for sale, each with a unique color, shape, and scent. On display alongside the beautiful orchid plants, patrons will see a variety of orchid images used to decorate our world. "Orchids in Art" will be seen in paintings, ceramics and other decorative items. The event also will feature cultural information, orchid growing supplies, raffle items, refreshments and gifts.

Dates: Sat. and Sun., Oct. 18 and 19

Times: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 18; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sun., Oct. 19

Location: Arizona State Veteran Home, Liberty Hall
        4141 S. Herrera Way (formerly North Third Street), Phoenix