March 18, 2009

A visit to the fabulous Orchid show at the NYBG

I was so happy the other day to find enough time to stop in at the 7th annual orchid show held at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx of New York City. Running through April 6th, the orchid show is displayed in the majestic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the nation's largest Victorian glasshouse, so named for Ms. Haupt, a philanthropist, who helped pay for its restoration in the 1970's. This year's incredible show was designed by Raymond Jungles, a Miami-based landscaped architect. Jungles was inspired by his mentor, Roberto Burle, Marx, an iconic Brazilian artist. There are over 30,000 species of orchids in the world today and quite amazingly, this show boasts more than 6,000 species alone. Please feast your eyes on the splendor.

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