Orchids galore at the Huntington Museum of Art’s conservatory, Huntington, WV.
I finally got the chance to go up to the conservatory earlier today. It houses a small* but intense collection of orchids, succulents, tropical plants, and plants important to agriculture. I have a ton of pictures, but I’m starting off with some of the orchids (yes, there are more, and there were many I didn’t manage to photograph. At some point you have to stop taking photos and start looking.)
It was seriously calming to be in the midst of all that greenery, with the sound of the fountains flowing nearby.
Most of the plants were clearly labeled, but the different varieties of orchids just had half-buried hard-to-read tags behind the plants, so these must be nameless beauties.
*I’m questioning my use of the word “small” here. There were a lot of orchids, but I am under the impression that there are infinite varieties of orchids. The succulent collection was nice, but “small” fits there. They were clearly trying to get a little bit of everything in the tropicals and crops, but they were limited by space. It was awesome and made me happy, though.