Experience the radiant display of a colorful and tropical fairy land at this year’s New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show. Clusters of speckled phalaenopsis dangle from feathery palm trees, elegant lady slippers, spotted tiger crows and velvety pansy orchids mingle with plump succulents and fragrant lemon trees in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Lean in a little closer to experience the wonder of this magical orchid show!
This year’s show is designed by Francisca P. Coelho, who was an integral part of the restoration of the Conservatory in the 1990s. The show also uses the Garden’s own trees that were damaged in Hurricane Sandy in October of 2012. There was damage sustained to about 300 trees throughout the Garden’s 250 acres with many lost forever.
Along with bright arrays of thousands (near 7000!) of orchids, admire the other specimens throughout the Conservatory. Or let music and cocktails guide you on Orchid Evenings on Friday and Saturday nights through April 20th. The Garden’s experts have you covered offering tours, orchid help and demonstrations as well as lectures and classes.
Whether you are an orchid aficionado or someone who is patiently waiting for the arrival of Spring here in the Northeast, this is a fantastic way to pretend you’re in the tropics for an afternoon. The 11th Annual Orchid Show runs through April 22.