The Orchid Show - The New York Botanical Garden
Hours: Tuesdays-Sundays and some select Mondays, 10am-5pm
Price: Tues.-Sun. All Garden Pass: $20; students/seniors $18; $8 children ages 2-12; free children younger than age 2. Weekends and select Mondays: All Garden Pass: $25; students/seniors $22; $10 children ages 2-12; free children younger than age 2.
2900 Southern Blvd. - 718-817-8700
Bronx, NY 10458
Description: The 11th annual exhibition celebrates this storied flower in all its amazing forms with thousands of brilliantly colored orchids. The largest exhibition of its kind in the United States also offers insight into caring for orchids, music from around the world, and a gorgeous setting for evening cocktails. Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Tens of thousands of blooms -- blue and purple vandas, green and yellow cymbidiums, delicate pink and white moth orchids, and more -- stand out amid stately palms and exotic tropical leaves. This year, The Orchid Show is designed by Francisca P. Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions at the Garden. Coehlho is best known for her plantsmanship and key role in the design and development of high profile shows in the Conservatory. There will be demonstrations, Q&A's, guided tours, lectures, evening events, and classes. An All-Garden Pass includes admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, Tram Tour, and more. Through April 22.