In the depths of winter, the sweet smells of spring can feel like they’re a million miles away. But if you’re looking for a reminder of what the beauty of spring can offer, you can find it this month at the North Jersey Orchid Society’s 52nd annual show and sale, coming to the Douglass Student Center at Rutgers University from Friday, January 18th through Sunday, January 20th.

Orchids are diverse and beautiful flowers, with about 28,000 different species ranging from the very tiny to the quite large, each with its own unique appearance — from pink to white to yellow and beyond. They’re extremely fragrant and breathtaking to behold, and this event brings together orchid enthusiasts far and wide to learn about these special flowers, buy and sell them, and simply enjoy them in their splendor.

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