February 27, 2015

NYBG Orchid Dinner 2015

Here in New York City, one of the first signs that spring is around the corner is the start of the annual Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden. Known as the nation’s largest exhibit of its kind, this year’s show is entitled “Chandeliers” and runs from February 28 through April 19. If you’re in the area during this time, definitely stop by for a visit - you’ll be amazed at the garden’s transformation of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory showcasing beautiful orchid species from around the world.
Recently, I attended the NYBG’s annual Orchid Dinner at Manhattan’s Mandarin Oriental New York Hotel at Columbus Circle. The dinner included stunning table centerpieces created by more than 25 of New York’s leading designers. As you will see in these photos, each large-scale centerpiece is wildly imaginative and full of color. Proceeds from the event benefit the NYBG’s orchid research collection, which helps to maintain the highest horticultural standards of orchid conservation.
Right before the dinner, attendees had the chance to purchase some beautiful orchid plants for their own personal garden collections.
Enjoy this gallery of pictures, and take comfort in knowing spring officially starts in just three weeks.