Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 2019 Event Schedule

Saturdays - Second Saturday of each month, 1-2 p.m.unless otherwise noted

Brown Bag Lunch
Held every month on the first Wednesday of the month| noon-1 p.m. - Bring your lunch to the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse and enjoy a peaceful break among oyur b

Winter Greenhouse Tour
Jan. 12 - Come get out of the cold and enjoy the tropics in Muncie.

Docent Training
Feb. 9 | 10 a.m.-noon - Come get out of the cold and enjoy the tropics in Muncie.

Heartfelt Fun & Orchids for Love
Feb. 9 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. - For all ages.

Community Photographers Invitation Day
Mar. 9 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

All About Pollinators
Apr. 13 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. - Bees, butterflies, moths and more! Why are these tiny creatures so important?

National Orchid Day
Apr. 16 | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. - Stop in to learn all about orchids, National Orchid Day and more.

Annual Greenhouse Fundraiser: Plant Sale and Orchid Care Demonstration
Apr. 27 | 9 a.m.-noon

Succulents: What's Not to Love?
May 11 | Two sessions: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - Succulent growing and propagation. Learn how to re-pot and keep your plant healthy. Limited to 15 per session.

Flowers, Ferns and Dinosaurs, Oh My!
June 8 - Take a step back in time and learn about the creatures of the Cretaceous.

Mid-summer Night's Dream
July 13 | 1-2:30 p.m.. - Experience an afternoon at the ROGH with Muncie Ballet Studio, search for fairies and fragrant blooms. Free and open to the public with no registration required. Unlimited attendance. Fairy costumes encouraged!

BSU Welcome Week
Aug. 17 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Tropical discovery, general tours.

Family Weekend
Sep. 14 (TBD) | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - General tours.

Monarchs and More
Sep. 21 - Learn about these fascinating migratory insects, what they symbolize and why we should care. Includes craft projects for most ages.

Community Artists Invitation Day

Oct. 12 | 10 a.m.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m. - Sketch and "plein air" in the greenhouse.

Inspired by Orchids: Ball State Art Students, Fall Show
Nov. 8-30 | Available during ROGH business hours - Enjoy the 2D paper and metals works of undergraduate students progressing in their first and second years of working toward their Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree. The exhibition runs from Thursday, November 8 to Friday, November 30, 2018.  The opening reception is open to the public and will be held Friday, November 8, 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

Tropical Edibles
Nov. 9 | 11 a.m-2 p.m. - Have you ever wondered where bananas really come from? Join us for an introduction to tropical food plants. Foods will be served! For all ages.

Holiday and Bloom Evening Open House
Dec. 7 | 6-9 p.m. - Experience the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse at night, decorated for the holidays. Concurrent: glass demos and sales at the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass; David Owsley Museum of Art programs; and the Minnetrista Luminaria with MITS Trolley shuttle available. Unlimited attendance.

National Bodhi Day
Dec. 8 - Meditate with us under our very own Bodhi Tree. Bodhi Day is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Guatama (Shakyamuni) experienced enlightenment, also known as bodhi in Sanskrit and Pali. According to tradition, Siddhartha had recently forsaken years of extreme ascetic practices and to sit under a peepal tree and simply meditate until he found the root of suffering and how to liberate oneself from it.

Programs and dates subject to change.


  • Greenhouse programs are free of charge and open to the public. Most programs are suitable for ages 5+.
  • For location and parking information, click here.
  • For general questions about the greenhouse and greenhouse events, contact Cheryl LeBlanc.