Orchid Show Brings Record Numbers to Selby Gardens

A horticultural exhibit at Selby Gardens recently drew record-breaking crowds.

Research by staff April 1, 2016

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For six weeks, beginning Valentine’s Day and concluding on Easter Sunday, “The Orchid Show: Celebrating 40 Years at Selby Gardens” set new high points for attendance and retail and membership sales at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Compared to the same timeframe last year, admissions revenue increased 42 percent, retail shop revenue went up 45 percent and the number of people joining the organization as members increased 67 percent. Selby's total number of members has also reached a new high point: nearly 11,000.

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