Cleveland Botanical Garden opens orchid show amid pandemic

The coronavirus has claimed a rite of spring.

Fears over the spread of COVID-19 have prompted the cancellation of popular home and garden shows all over the area.

The Great Big Home + Garden Show in Cleveland has been pushed to March 2022 at the Huntington Convention Center.

And the Medina County Home and Garden Show, traditionally held at the fairgrounds, will be a virtual affair only on March 6 and 7.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t still stop and smell the flowers — albeit at a social distance.

The Holden Forest & Gardens is moving ahead with its “Orchids Forever” show at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

The show opened last weekend to sellout crowds and will run through April 11.