Step into the Main Conservatory during the Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens and look up. Suspended in the air just above your head, you’ll see orbs of delicate white and fuschia orchids dangling from the ceiling, almost like opulent chandeliers. The orchid orbs are just part of the special display at Longwood Gardens, which sits just a short trip from Willowbrook Apartments.

Of course, the Orchid House throws its doors open wide for the extravaganza. Its assortment of orchids changes all year long, depending on which varieties are in-season. Soak up sights of the colorful array in the Orchid House, then head to the enclosed Mediterranean Garden to see the equally impressive flora, which peaks in the wintry months. Don’t forget to check out the Cascade Garden, either, where orchids frame a gushing waterfall. Tickets to the Orchid Extravaganza are $23 for adults, and they’re valid only for your chosen date and time.