April 7, 2017

The Orchid Show and The Orchid Lunch at NYBG

If you haven't already, there is still one weekend left to see The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden - the event runs through this Sunday, April 9th.

I love attending this show every year. Held inside the impressive Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, it is known as the nation’s largest exhibit of its kind. This year, the show's theme is "Thailand". Thailand is home to more than 1200 orchid species, and this remarkable floral display pays tribute to the beauty and history of Thai gardens. Yesterday, I attended The Orchid Lunch, an annual gathering for NYBG's Trustees, Patrons, leadership and Horticulture staff and curators - about 75-guests attended the event in the Garden Terrace Room, a private event space adjacent to the Hudson Garden Grill, NYBG's first full-service dining establishment. Beforehand, I had a chance to walk through The Orchid Show with Marc Hachadourian, Curator of the Orchid Collection - here are more photos of these beautiful specimens, enjoy.

And, if you cannot make it to this year's show, perhaps you can attend the NYBG's next exhibit - artworks by world-renowned artist, Dale Chihuly, will be on view April 22nd through October 29th.