For my birthday the end of April, I went to the New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show in the Bronx. It’s the nation’s largest exhibition of orchids.
The vertical gardens of French botanist and artist Patrick Blanc–featuring structures covered in orchids, ferns, exotic plants, and epiphytes freed from the constraints of gravity–transform the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into an exotic spectacle to dazzle the senses in The Orchid Show: Patrick Blancs Vertical Gardens. (http://www.nybg.org/exhibitions/2012/orchid-show/).
I attended “”Orchid Evenings”” which featured a DJ and a Vanilla Ginger Moon cocktail to sip on while strolling through the path of flowers. It was a trek to get there, but
once we were finally in the New York Botanical Garden, it was very enjoyable. I liked feeling temporarily
removed from the city in a garden oasis. I am a big fan of ivy, so naturally I enjoyed Blanc’s vertical garden. The arrangement was intricate, and the orchids provided a gorgeous pop of color. It was like organic art. You can see some of my favorite pictures from The Orchid Show below.