Celebrate the arrival of spring with Sonnenberg! Stroll through gardens ladened with early spring flowers as well as the orchid displays in the greenhouses. Guided tours, family activities, educational talks, and more.
The tradition of orchid displays and collections at Sonnenberg started over 100 years ago with Sonnenberg’s original owners, Frederic Ferris and Mary Clark Thompson. It was clearly a passion as Mary herself took park in at least one orchid collecting expedition and she devoted an entire greenhouse to them. Connecting to that history, this springtime event opens the antique, wooden-framed greenhouses to the public in celebration of the orchid collection they now hold and flower fans of all ages will delight in the exotic blooms showcased there. But the breathtaking beauty does not stop with orchids as Sonnenberg’s more than 50 acres is sprinkled with an eclectic collection of spring blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennial plants as the entire park, including the mansion and gardens, will be open for visitors.
The event features a number of activities for attendees throughout the weekend .