SHOWS!! We have now officially completed our show season, with the last one being the big Regional Orchid Show in Wichita, KS. At this show David Bird (owner) won the Best Flower in the show (both for KOS & SWORGA) for a very intense green orchid called Ida Locusta! He received a trophy and a couple pieces of glassware and was the talk of the show for the entire weekend! Congrats on such a fun award!
We will travel to one of the largest Orchid Shows known as Redlands in Homestead, Florida in a few weeks to check out some of the newest in orchid trends, plants, and supplies. This show season has been a huge success with 8 destinations under our belt, we could not have asked for a better 3 months. Our customers continue to attend the shows and come out to see us and all our orchid varieties!! Throughout these past shows we handed out a lot of gift cards! If you purchased $50 or more, then you should have received a gift card to the cave with between $5-$25 on it. We are hoping all those cards will have a chance to be redeemed at the cave throughout the rest of the year!
CLASSES!! We have one more Orchid Class 101 this month before we discontinue them until September. The date is Thursday evening, on May 10th from 6-9pm. If you are interested in this opportunity please call the cave to register at (816) 252-4478!
TOURS!! We continue to do Tours of the cave so call to schedule an appointment soon! We ask that our groups are 10+ people and the fee is $5 per person. If the group is 10 people or less than the rate is a flat $50. We are more then happy to answer any questions so please call us at the cave! (816) 252-4478
MARKETS!! Beginning the first Saturday in May you can find us at the Overland Park Farmers Market as well as the City Market! We are excited for a warm, fun, busy market season!! We will try to be there every single Saturday until the end of October and provide great varieties & colors in Orchids!
We are greatly excited for 2012 as we have lots to look forward to! Along with brand new products, we look forward to our upcoming show season where we will be traveling all around the Midwest with 9 shows already on the schedule! Check our Calendar for all the show dates! We also have our Orchid Class 101 on the schedule for the next 3 months. We are offering a buy one, get one half off for Valentines day! If you print a page off our website and redeem it at the cave, we will give you and a special someone the opportunity to buy one seat in the Orchid Class 101, and get another seat for Half the Price! This is only available for the February class, as this is a Special Offer for Valentines day! The date is Thursday, February 16th from 6-9pm. What a great gift for a friend, family member, or spouse that is into learning more about orchids!
As the weather continues to be scorching hot, we get the privilege of working in the cave where the temperature is maintained around 70! Come visit us at the Cave during the week and at the Markets on Saturdays. This upcoming Saturday we will have Chocolate Orchids available for purchase. These gorgeous Oncidiums smell wonderful and bloom for months. Come early to get the best pick! This past Saturday evening Fox 4 did a interview on ‘Cool places to be in the Summer’, with Rob Lowe. It was a great way to allow people to see the Cave on television! Check out the following link to watch this great interview with David Bird, The Orchid Man!
Hope everyone’s summer is going nicely! Summer is actually considered to be our slower part of the season, but fortunately this year is different! We are just as busy as ever! We continue to do both the Overland Park Farmers Market as well as the City Market every Saturday. You can find us there selling blooming orchids among various orchid supplies. Tuesdays at the Cave is when we have lots of traffic and often do tours of various sizes. We are usually there Wednesday-Friday from 10am-5pm and welcome guests, we just ask for a phone call ahead of time to make sure someone is able to assist you. We have closed the two orchid growing classes that we have held at the cave ONLY for the summer months. We will begin those classes again in the Fall and dates will be available on the Calendar web page. Our next show will be in the middle of August at the Missouri State Fair. This is an annual event for us and will be selling lots of orchids/orchid supplies in the Horticultural building. Dates for that event can also be found on the Calendar! Currently at the Cave, David is doing lots of spring cleaning and organizing his thousands of orchids accordingly. We are in the process of installing a kitchen in the classroom which will be available for students during class time, tours, and scheduled meetings! Come see us at the Cave or the Markets this summer and check out all that we have in bloom. With Forth of July right around the corner, we will be advertising various specials for the holiday!