American Orchid Society Visitors Center and Botanical Garden

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The American Orchid Society Visitors Center seen exiting Morikami Park

The American Orchid Society Visitors Center and Botanical Garden was a 3.5 acres (1.4 ha) botanical garden specializing in orchids and home to the American Orchid Society. The facility was located in Morikami Park at 16700 AOS Lane, Delray Beach, Florida, United States, and included a 4,000 square foot (370 m²) greenhouse open to the public.[1] The visitor center was a 20,000 square foot (1,900 m2) Mediterranean style building that was designed by Song Associates of West Palm Beach, Florida.[2] There were 3.5 acres (1.4 ha) of gardens with a design adapted from work by students at the University of Florida's Department of Landscape Architecture by Connie Roy-Fisher Landscape Architects of Jupiter, Florida.[2]

In late 2011 the American Orchid Society sold the visitor center and garden and in 2012 moved the orchid collection to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in the Miami metropolitan area.[3]

Direction sign at Morikami Park indicating American Orchid Society Visitor Center and Botanical Garden

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  1. ^ "American Orchid Society - Visit". American Orchid Society. Archived from the original on April 28, 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b "American Orchid Society opening its new digs to the public". Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service. 1 March 2001. pK2533.
  3. ^ Longest, Tania Valdemoro (Nov 10, 2011). "Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, American Orchid Society partnership grows". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 22 August 2014.