Adopt an Orchid for Someone Special

Fairchild boasts hundreds of orchid species. Many of these orchids can be found in the Richard H. Simons Rainforest, as well as in the Tropical Plant Conservatory and Rare Plant House.

With a donation of $75, Fairchild will send your gift recipient the following:

  • A personalized digital certificate providing information on your selected species
  • A letter commemorating your generosity

Choose from one of three beautiful orchids

Paphiopedilum Orchid

Known as lady slipper orchids due to the unique shape of their flower. They are considered highly collectible because of their unusual and beautiful flowers and are one of the most cultivated groups of orchids in the world. These orchids can be found at Fairchild. 

Adopt a Paphiopedilum Orchid Now

Vanda Orchid

These amazing orchids are mosly epiphytic, meaning that they grow on other plants or other objects off the ground. Many species of Vanda are endangered due to habitat destruction. Next time you are at Fairchild, be sure to look for these magnificent plants. Some even have a lovely scent. 

Adopt a Vanda Orchid Now 

Guizhou Geodorum

Guizhou geodorum Orchid

This rare orchid is a species endemic to China which was, until very recently, thought to be extinct. Fairchild and FIU scientists are working to conserve this orchid and curtail habitat destruction by working with officials and farmers in China.

Adopt a Guizhou geodorum Orchid Now

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Donor Services at or at 305-667-1651, ext. 3301 or ext. 3373.