February 27, 2016

NYBG Orchid Dinner 2016

New York City is enjoying the first taste of spring, this weekend, with the start of the annual Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden. Held in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the Orchid Show features exceptional orchid species from around the world. If you’re in the area, I encourage you to visit what is known to many as the nation’s largest exhibit of its kind. This year’s theme is “Orchidelirium” and the show starts today, February 27, and runs through Sunday, April 17.

2016 is the 125th anniversary of the founding of The New York Botanical Garden. To celebrate this milestone, the NYBG is conducting many exciting exhibits and series throughout the year.

Earlier this week, I attended the NYBG’s annual Orchid Dinner at The Plaza. The dinner included stunning table centerpieces created by more than 25 of New York’s leading designers. Proceeds from the event benefit the NYBG’s orchid research collection, which helps to maintain the highest horticultural standards of orchid conservation.

Before the dinner, attendees had the chance to purchase beautiful and rare orchid plants for their own garden collections. Enjoy these photos…