The Escazú Orchid Association [Asociación Orquideológica de Escazú] is hosting its 2019 Escazú Orchid Festival this weekend (February 15-17). The exhibitions are taking place at Escazú Avenue in Escazú, San José, Costa Rica. AM Prensa reports:
Over 1,500 orchids of different genres and species will be exhibited, as well as man-made hybrids.
[. . .] The main objective is to promote the appreciation and responsible acquisition of these plants without impacting the environment or the natural habitat.
Gabriel Antich, president of the Orquid Association of Escazú, said, “This is height of the flowering peak time of the Guaria Morada—the National Flower of Costa Rica (Guarianthe skinneri)—and precisely in this context, we seek to educate the Costa Rican citizenry through the visual appreciation of orchids. We have people with a lot of cultivation experience who can clarify doubts and guide visitors on the different care required by the plants.” [. . .]
For full article (in Spanish), see https://amprensa.com/2019/02/festival-de-orquideas-se-llevara-a-cabo-este-fin-de-semana/ (Excerpts translated by Ivette Romero.)