Orchids through Darwin’s Eyes
will be located on the First Floor of the Smithsonian national Museum of Natural History starting January 24, 2009 through April 26, 2009.
"Come explore the alluring world of orchids through the eyes of Darwin and the naturalists, horticulturists, and scientists he influenced. Discover new insights and curious surprises about these captivating plants, including the only orchid fossil ever discovered!"
According to the United States Botanic Garden
, the 15th Annual Orchid exhibit presented by the Smithsonian Institution Horticulture Services Division and the U.S. Botanic Garden commemorates the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.
Also, check out some spectacular press photos
selected to publicize this exhibit.