Join Reiman Gardens for the fifth annual Orchid Fest on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 8 and 9. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday. Exotic orchids in a variety of species and colors will be on display and available for purchase both days. The Central Iowa Orchid Society will also staff a question-and-answer booth, providing valuable insight on care and keeping of orchids.

The event’s education program includes an "Orchid Care 101" talk and workshop led by Tom Hillson, a discussion of "Native Orchids" with Carson Whitlow and an informative session on "Growing Under Lights" presented by Doc Bannister. Each program will be presented on both days, and free with admission. See the Reiman Gardens website,, for updates and specific times as they become available.