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Check Out The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden

Check Out The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden

Now in its 16th year.

NYBG’s 16th Annual Orchid Show Runs from March 3-April 22, 2018. It will be exhibiting commissioned works by Belgian floral artist Daniel Ost and thousands orchids will be on display in the Botanical Garden’s historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

According to the press release Ost's, "large-scale artworks have been tailored to the unique environment of the landmark Victorian style Haupt Conservatory, complementing the architecture of the building while creating a transformative, dazzling spectacle of color, form, and texture. Bamboo, arranged in grids and calling to mind the glass grids of the Conservatory, and clear tubing, meant to both evoke water and connect to the Conservatory’s glass, are among the materials employed in his artful installations to which individual orchids are attached so that each flower and form can be seen and appreciated."

In addition to taking in the beautiful and fragrant exhibit, visitors can also take part in several events during its run. These include guided tours of the Orchid Show, orchid care tutorials, and orchid expert Q&A's on Saturday's and Sunday's. There will also be Roaming Guides who will be on hand to answer any and all questions about the exhibit.

Orchid classes will be offered on the following topics:

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  • Phalaenopsis Care
  • Orchids: Divide, Repot, Rejuvenate!
  • Orchid Mounting
  • Flash Photography: The Orchid Show
  • Living Decor: Terrariums with Air Plants & Orchids!
  • Desktop Orchids

As always, NYBG will offer Orchid Evenings for adults which will provide visitors with an open bar featuring beer, wine, and specialty cocktails; a live DJ; and light bites. Tickets are $38 for non-members and $28 for members. This event is for adults 21 and older.

I look forward to this exhibit every year as it is truly so beautiful!

NYBG is located at 2900 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx. For more information call 718-817-8700 or visit nybg.org.

Check out the video below to hear from this year's floral designer, Daniel Ost:

 

Main image via NYBG

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