We went to see Muttart Conservatory’s Orchids – Mystery and Romance and we are very happy to witness this awesome show. The exhibit highlights the stories and myths behind these beautiful and colorful plants.
The New Zealand Rainbow Myth. The writing says, ” A myth from New Zealand tells of the spirits being so amazed by a colorful rainbow they were moved to dance on it. Their weight shattered it into millions of colorful crystals which descended upon the barren earth. Where the crystals landed sprung forth wonderfully colored orchids.“
Victorian Orchid Delirium. The writing says, ” These ladies dressed in their finest depict a time in Europe when orchid collecting was avidly pursued by the upper classes. Orchids brought status and prestige to those who can afford to send orchid collectors to distant lands in search of new and wonderful orchids.“