Photo: Franz Mayer Museum

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF

The Franz Mayer Museum in downtown Mexico City will host an exhibit of more than 200 flowering wild orchids from Mexico and other countries, as well as a selection of artificially created hybrids, from Wednesday, May 4, through Sunday, May 8.

Photo: Franz Mayer Museum

The museum, which has traditionally served as the venue for the annual sale and exhibit organized by the Mexican Association of Orchidology (AMO), will display the orchids and offer sales stands of the flowers during its usual operating hours throughout the four-day exhibition.

Since 1930, German-born Mexican financier and art collector Franz Mayer, who later created the museum, was interested in the cultivation and care of orchids, and even installed a greenhouse in his home to cultivate the exotic plants.

Mayer later donated these orchids to members of the AMO, of which he was a founding member.

Photo: Franz Mayer Museum

The exhibition, which is open to the public for a nominal fee, will be accompanied by a series of conferences and workshops on the cultivation of orchids.

The Franz Mayer Museum is located at Avenida Hidalgo 34 in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico. It is open Tuesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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