posted September 25, 2007

Orchid Show Runs Oct. 3-15

 An orchid show is being featured in the greenhouse of the A. Paul Schaap Science Center at Hope College from Wednesday, Oct. 3, through Monday, Oct. 15.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Approximately 70 blooming tropical orchids will be featured, ranging from some that were cultivated at Hope years ago by Dr. Paul Van Faasen, professor emeritus of biology, who retired in 1997, to others contributed specifically for the show by alumni and friends of the college. Also on display will be the other plants contained in the greenhouse.

The greenhouse is located on the second floor of the A. Paul Schaap Science Center, and is accessible from near the southwest corner of the original Peale Science Center. The science center is located at 35 E. 12th St., at the corner of College Avenue and 12th Street.

The show will be open from 8 a.m. to dusk daily. Visitors are invited to bring their cameras.