Saving Georgia's Wild Orchids

Free Calhoun Lecture


The southeastern United States is home to more than 100 orchid species. These fascinating plants are vital to healthy ecosystems, not just in rural and wild regions, but even in urban areas. Many native orchid species are on the decline due to habitat loss and illegal poaching, and so the Atlanta Botanical Garden has led a robust orchid conservation movement across the Southeast for more than a decade. Join Conservation Horticulture Manager Matt Richards as he takes an in-depth look at Georgia’s native orchids, their relationship with pollinators, and the conservation efforts to protect orchids throughout the entire Southeast.

For the early lecture, please pre-register by emailing

The Calhoun Lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the family of Marion Peel Calhoun.

Conservation Horticulture Manager Matt Richards

Wednesday, March 22
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
7 - 8 p.m.