York Botanical Garden (NYBG) located in the Bronx,
New York celebrates The Orchid Show's 19th
year with Renowned Designer Jeff Leatham's: Kaleidoscope where his
stunning use of color, shape, size, and design create a kaleidoscope of color
with breathtaking orchid displays. The Orchid Show runs until May 1, 2022, and it
is the perfect location to celebrate Spring.
deserves to be celebrated; it is a time of new beginnings when nature awakens
after its long winter nap. Since 2016, we have made it our annual Spring
tradition to attend The Orchid Show at the NYBG, to see the dazzling displays
of nature's most exotic, and for many, the most stunning, revered, and opulent flowers
in the world.
come in a wide variety of colors and for The Orchid Show 2022, famed designer Jeff
Leatham's use of arrangements and juxtaposing of color and size for his
kaleidoscope theme was visually inspiring. From the centerpiece of the show
featuring large sculptures in the reflecting pool of the historic Enid A. Haupt
Conservatory surrounded by lushly cascading orchids in a rainbow of colors, to
the terrestrial white orchids creating a pristine lined walkway, our eyes were
on sensory overload.
through each room of the conservatory filled with lush, glamorous, and exotic
colors, sizes, and shapes of the diverse selection of orchids was a heady
experience as their beauty and aromas created an unparalleled sensory
experience. We love attending the show every year as the show is always
different and we always learn something new and interesting about orchids by
reading the signs placed throughout the show.
30,000 species of orchids, more formally known by their botanical name of
orchidaceae, that grow on six of the seven the continents, the exception is
Antarctica. They grow in all types of climates including the desert, the tropics,
and even swamps. Some orchids grow on trees (and are called epiphytes) and some
are terrestrial, meaning that they grow in the ground.
culture has revered orchids since the age of Confucius (551-479 BC) and use Dendrobium
orchids in tonics for herbal medicine. When it comes to pollination, some
orchids are pollinated by insects attracted to their sweet smells, whereas
hummingbirds have no sense of smell and are attracted to the bright colors of
How to Identify
or Moth Orchid, have moth or butterfly shapes. They
range in color and can be mottled or striped.
also called Pansy Orchid are easy to recognize as they resemble pansies
however they are not related.
or Reed Orchid have long slender stems and can be
epiphytes (tree dwellers) or terrestrial (ground growing).
Vandopsis (Vandopsis gigantea) are large,
slow growing orchids usually found growing in trees.
or Slipper Orchid are the easiest to
distinguish with their pouch that attracts insects to pollinate them.
Vanda / Rainbow Orchid
Rainbow Orchid comes in all colors of the rainbow, are
tree dwellers, have long, thick, dangling roots, and there are approximately 45
different Vanda species.
Dendrobium / Cane Orchid
or Cane Orchid have thick stems, are grown across Asia
and Oceania, and have adapted to grow in diverse climates.
Cymbidium / Corsage Orchid
or Corsage Orchid has tall spokes of
large, waxy flowers and grass-like leaves.
we thoroughly enjoyed spending our morning at The Orchid Show 2022 at the NYBG,
followed by a long walk through the awakening gardens where hellebores, weeping
cherry trees, and camelias awaited. Of course, for us, no trip to the NYBG
would be complete without a visit to their shop to pick up a few new plants and
special seed packets.
Take a stroll through the gardens
yourself a minimum of 2 hours to experience the show and even longer to take a
stroll through the gardens bursting with color, take a ride on the tram to see
the 250-acre garden, and visit the NYBG Shop where the knowledgeable staff can
assist with answering questions about orchids or helping select the right
orchid for you. In addition to The Orchid Show, the NYBG has many special
programs and events during the year including their Holiday Train Show, so be
sure to visit their website.
time, keep enjoying travel with Luxury Experience. Happy Spring!
Show Dates and Special Information
Show runs until May 1, 2022.
Evenings (March 26, April
2, 9, 16, 22, 23 from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm)
Care Demonstrations on
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm in the Conservatory Greenschool
Basics Q&A on
Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm in the NYBG Shop
All-Garden Pass includes
access to The Orchid Show, Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, and Tram Tour, plus
Garden features including the Everett Children's Adventure Garden and outdoor
Admission: Adult: $30, Senior (65+): $28, Student
(with valid ID): $28, Child (2-12) $15, Child Under 2: Free, Patrons/Members:
additional information on tickets and pricing, please visit the NYBG website
About the NYBG
York Botanical Garden is a 250-acre oasis located in Bronx, New York. Founded
in 1891, the garden attracts year-round visitors with its exquisite beauty,
spectacular exhibitions, and interesting programs. It is a National Historic
Landmark located in Bronx, New York where its nearby neighbors include Fordham
University and the Bronx Zoo. Do allow a minimum of 3 hours to thoroughly
experience the New York Botanical Garden and its many programs.
special exhibitions and events, such as Members-Only Previews, may cause early
closing of Garden areas. Exceptions are also made for evening events, which may
take place after normal Garden hours. For specific hours on the day of your
visit, please see their calendar on the website: www.nybg.org/plan_your_visit/
its buildings, and its tour vehicles are accessible to people with
disabilities, except for a few areas where the terrain is naturally uneven.
Wheelchairs are available free of charge at both Garden entrances, on a
first-come, first-served basis (reservations are not accepted). An ID must be
left with Visitor Services. Visit the website for additional information: www.nybg.org/visit/accessibility.php
visit the website for additional information on the NYBG, The Holiday Train
Show, upcoming programs and events, and admission: www.nybg.com
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