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Set Your Sights on Spring with Orchids on the Riverbanks

For Immediate Release: February 4, 2014

Annual Festival in Bloom this Weekend at Riverbanks Botanical Garden

[Columbia, SC] — Enjoy the stunning sights of Orchids on the Riverbanks this Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 9.

Riverbanks Botanical Garden has once again partnered with the South Carolina Orchid Society and Ikebana International Chapter 182 for the annual show that will feature hundred varieties of orchids from around the world as well as a number of Japanese-style flower arrangements.

Gorgeous displays will be showcased in the Magnolia Room of the Garden’s Visitor’s Center where guests also can seek expert orchid-growing advice and take advantage of complimentary programs on planting and arranging. In addition, orchid vendors from across the Carolinas will be on hand offering a diverse assortment of plants for purchase.

Festival hours are Friday, February 7 from 1pm to 5pm and Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9 from 9am to 5pm. Admission to Orchids on the Riverbanks is free with paid general admission to the Zoo and Garden. Friday is also another Free Friday for Richland and Lexington county residents. Enjoy the orchid show and complimentary admission to Riverbanks with proof of residency. For more information, visit