February 26, 2022

NYBG's Orchid Dinner 2022

The New York Botanical Garden's annual Orchid Show starts today, February 26th! If you’re in the New York City area any time from now through May 1st, I encourage you to stop by and see the captivating floral exhibit.

Known as the nation’s largest event of its kind, this year's show is entitled "Jeff Leatham's Kaleidoscope" - a presentation of dazzling installations filled with color, light, and visual effect. Originally debuted in 2020, famed floral designer and artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, Jeff Leatham brings back his enchanting display for The Orchid Show’s 19th year. You’ll be amazed at the garden’s transformation of the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory showcasing thousands of stunning orchid blooms. This week, I attended The NYBG’s annual Orchid Dinner in the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel - this year, as one of its event chairs. The event included stunning table centerpieces created by some of New York’s leading designers - every one was colorful, elaborate, and creative. Proceeds from the Orchid Dinner support NYBG's world-class horticulture, botanical research, and children's education programs. The Orchid Dinner also allowed attendees the chance to purchase beautiful orchid specimens for their own personal garden collections during a pre-dinner sale. The rare orchids were hand-picked by NYBG's senior orchid curator Marc Hachadourian - you'll love the plants I brought home.

Here are some photos, enjoy.