Ochid Exhibition By the Guatemalan Orchidology Association
- Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 1:20
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This month, it’s time once again for an event that will fascinate fans of botany and lovers of beauty: the annual exhibition of the Guatemalan Orchidology Association (Asociación Guatemalteca de Orquideología – AGO).
If you visit the Association’s exhibition this year, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to a jungle where you’ll see large islands of plants that rise in the center and along the sides of the exhibition hall, each populated by orchids from around the world.
Even if you’re familiar with some or even most of the varieties, you should be able to find new species that you will never have seen before. The spectacle can only be compared with nature’s beauty itself. There are hundreds of colors, with only blue and black missing. There are an equal number of scents as well, from those that are delightful to the nose to those that only flies and animals that live on carrion would find pleasing. You’ll also be able to see the famous “miniatures”: flowers of such tiny size that you’ll wonder who dedicated their time and effort to naming them, because they’re so small that a magnifying glass has to be used to enjoy their unique beauty.
The 43rd National Orchid Exhibition, organized by the Guatemalan Orchidology Association, will be held from February 2nd to 5th , from 9 AM to 6 PM daily, in the José Mariano Arzú Castillo Hall, on the premises of the Cervecería Centroamericana, 3a Avenida 17-16, Finca El Zapote, Zona 2, Guatemala City.