Dylan P. Hannon is curator of the Conservatory and tropical collections at The Huntington.

An Eclectic Collection of Orchids

In October, The Huntington will host the annual Southland Orchid Show and Sale. As in previous years, exhibitors will display orchids from around the world, a reflection of the passion among collectors for the vast and diverse Orchidaceae family. The event also reflects The Huntington’s own dedication to orchids, plants … Continue reading

ORCHID COLLECTION | An Extraordinary Orchid Blooms at The Huntington

In 2002, a roadside orchid stand in the Peruvian countryside was the opening scene of one of the most infamous chapters in the history of orchidology. An American orchid collector, Michael Kovach, brought back a slipper orchid he had purchased there. Phragmipedium kovachii was known to a few orchid enthusiasts … Continue reading

Tropical Plant Research at The Huntington

The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science and attendant greenhouse facilities are well-stocked with palms, orchids, carnivorous plants, and many other tropical plants. Members of the aroid family (Araceae) such as Anthurium, Philodendron, and Pothos are especially well-represented and accessible to Conservatory visitors. Their bold foliage and distinctive growth … Continue reading