All of our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast guests at Shellmont Inn always look forward to the Atlanta Botanical Garden Orchid Daze, February 6th thru April 11th, 2010. Orchid Daze: Tower of Flowers is presented in the world renowned Fuqua Orchid Center, located on Piedmont Avenue, with over 10,000 species of orchids on display.
Tower of Flowers salutes urban living and the downsizing to smaller homes and gardens featuring columns and vertical walls of colorful and fragrant exotic orchids. Tres Fromme of Mesa Design Group has designed the exhibit with orchids becoming vibrant wallpapers climbing the walls, reaching for the sky and surrounding you with sweet scents. The orchids are supported by mosaic 4 x 6 frames. Hanging plants and transparent and solid planting columns also support the collection.
Vibrantly colored harlequin phalaenopsis, miltonic, dendrobium and cattleya orchids are framed by lush green and silver foliage with their intoxicating scents.
Our bed and breakfast guests love the monthly events held during the Tower of Flowers. The Marketplace and Orchid Care Clinics allow you to try your hand at growing orchids or give advice to experienced gardeners.
Or you may prefer to just stroll through the gardens with your Atlanta Botanical Garden Map to guide you and see the exquisite orchids the judges from The Orchid Society Show have selected as their favorites.
Our favorite event is ”Valentines In The Gardens” on February 13th, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. You can dance away the evening to live music while sipping cocktails in the gardens. What says love better than decadent deserts and cappuccinos under warm candlelight and the fragrant scent of exotic orchids.
When that springtime fever alludes you at home, give us a call and make your romantic Atlanta getaway reservation at our bed and breakfast in Atlanta, and stroll up to the Atlanta Botanical Garden: Tower of Flower. We hope to see you soon!