Exotic Orchid show and sale at War Memorial starting Jan. 17

Fawn over flora at the 56th annual Exotic Orchids Show and Sale in Fort Lauderdale.

Acres of beautiful blooms will be on display at the War Memorial Auditorium from Jan. 17-19.

The annual event, sponsored by the nonprofit Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society, is one of the largest in the country and features nearly 30 vendors exhibiting and selling thousands of specimens.

"We have 22 South Florida vendors as well as some from Taiwan who will be showing some very unique and unusual orchids," organizer John Wrench said. "New this year: The Plantation, Sunrise and Deerfield Beach orchid societies are all creating tabletop displays, too."


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If you go

What: Exotic Orchids Show and Sale

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 17-19

Where: War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale

Info: 954-828-5380, FLOS.org