June 15, 2018, Carleton Place – The time of year is fast approaching to see thousands of Showy Lady’s Slipper Orchids at their peak. Purdon Conservation Area near the Village of Lanark is home to the largest colony of its kind in Canada and attracts thousands of visitors every summer.
See thousands of orchid blooms along accessible boardwalk, hike through uplands forest For immediate release June 16, 2017, Carleton Place — The famous Showy Lady’s Slipper Orchids that Purdon Conservation Area is known for are right on track for their mid-June bloom. As of to
Showy Lady’s Slipper Orchid peak at Purdon Conservation Area slightly later this year June 20, 2014 – Sorry Dads, the orchids weren’t blooming for the big day, however, they should reach full bloom this week. Plan your trip now to catch the flowers at their peak. “Father’s Day weekend
The Showy Lady’s Slipper Orchid is a large orchid standing 35-90 cm tall. It has a spectacular flower with pure white petals surrounding a pouch that varies in colour from deep rose to light pink. Individual stems can produce up to three flowers. The Showy Lady’s Slipper O
Purdon Conservation Area would not exist without Joe Purdon. In the 1930s, Mr. Purdon discovered a clump of about a dozen Showy Lady’s Slipper Orchids growing in the wetland on his farm. His love of the outdoors led him to investigate the nature of wetlands and the special needs of th