For the last month visitors to the New York Botanic Garden are getting an eyeful of color with the annual return of The Orchid Show.The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is bursting with thousands of exotic and colorful blooms with the theme this year of Key West Contemporary.
Greenwich’s Susan Fisher, accompanied by her orchid-loving daughter, Louisa Fisher made a recent visit. “Orchids are one of my favorite flowers,” says Louisa Fisher, “They are so unique and magnificent!”
Greenwich residents Deborah and Chuck Royce are the major sponsors of The Orchid Show.“This year, the Orchid Show is more beautiful than ever,” says Deborah Royce, “With Raymond Jungles’ design and the exotic colors, it is a fantasy escape from this long, cold winter.”
Royce referred to designer, Raymond Jungle whose creative hand has conjured up a green garden wall and fountain flowing into a pool with stepping stones.
The Garden also offers romantic Saturday evening orchid viewings at 6:30 p.m., March 29, April 5, 12, & 19, as well as a Friday evening, April 18.
Visitors can stroll by the blooms with music accompaniment and a cocktail created just for these evening events.
Advance tickets are recommended and include one complimentary cocktail. For more information visit www.nybg.org or call 718-817-8637.
PS For those who have not seen the monumental “Four Seasons” sculptures at the Botanic Garden, you have only until Sunday, March 30 to see “Spring,” “Summer,” “Autumn,” and “Winter.”
The 15-foot-tall sculptures, created by contemporary artist Philip Haas, were inspired by the celebrated Four Seasons paintings by Renaissance master Giuseppe Arcimboldo.