Orchid Show – Flower Island Mainau – 2018
Join us to celebrate the tropical plants and animals of Central Africa at Mainau Island’s Orchid Show.
From Friday 16 March to Sunday 6 May 2018 the Palm House on Flower Island Mainau morphs into a tropical jungle landscape and will host the annual Orchid Show with over 3,000 exotic beauties in their amazing variety of shapes and colours. Discover the vibrant colours of Phaleonopsis, Vanda and Cattleya orchids as well as botanic rarities artistically arranged by our gardeners.
This years’ focus is on African orchids and the largest genus of the orchid family: Bulbophyllum. A photographic exhibition of animal photography by Christian Ziegler, focussing on Bonobos, will be on show, too. The 45 hectar Mainau Island lies just off the shores of Lake Constance the far south-west of Germany, close to Switzerland and Austria. With more than a million visitors every year, it is one of the major attractions in that area. Since 1973, the Orchid Show is the prelude to Mainau Island’s blooming highlights in the park.