Selby Gardens Receives Official Invitation from Bhutan to Participate in Orchid Expeditions

Published: 
12/08

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:  Debby Steele
Director of Marketing and Communications
(941) 366-5731 Extension 225
Email:  dsteele@selby.org

(December 29, 2008 -  Sarasota, FL):  Selby Gardens renowned orchid expert Stig Dalström has received an official invitation from the Royal Government of Bhutan, via the National Biodiversity Center in Thimphu, to participate in exciting orchid expeditions.  They will begin in May 2009, and will target remote forests in the Himalayan Kingdom in order to enhance the scientific understanding, protection and sustainable utilization of the highly diverse orchid flora.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a respected center for research and education as well as a famous orchid showplace.  The Gardens is located at 900 South Palm Avenue in Sarasota. It is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Christmas day.  For further information call 941.366.5731or visit www.selby.org.

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