FEATURES – The Orchid Show at the Botanical Garden in Bronx, New York
By eduardo On 18 Mar, 2014 At 11:48 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

People watch the Orchid show at the New York Botanical Garden centerpiece “the Victorian-style glasshouse” in Bronx, New York. March 18, 2014. Photos by VIEW

The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary, The New York

Botanical Garden’s 12th annual exhibition of orchids opens

on Saturday, March 1. The dramatic beauty of a flourishing
tropical garden combines with vibrant architecture to bring
Key West’s charm and ambience to New York. Running
through April 21, the exhibition displays a mosaic of
thousands of exotic orchids in the Botanical Garden’s Enid
A. Haupt Conservatory in addition to offering a plethora of
orchid and Key West-related programming, including
tropical rock and island music performances, a Key West
Poetry Walk, and Orchid Evenings.

The garden evoked in The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary is inspired by a garden
originally designed for Susan Henshaw Jones, President of the Museum of the City of New York,
and Judge Richard K. Eaton. Landscape architect Raymond Jungles won a Residential Design
Award of Honor from the American Society of Landscape Architects for the Jones and Eaton
garden in 2005. Francisca Coelho, the Garden’s Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for
Glasshouses and Exhibitions, is reimagining Jungles’s design for this year’s Orchid Show.

The exhibition is on view in the Conservatory’s
Victorian-style glasshouse and includes a
magnificent walk through A World of Plants, the
Conservatory’s permanent exhibition. Orchids will
be highlighted throughout the Palms of the World
Gallery, Tropical Rain Forest Galleries, and the
Aquatic Plants and Vines Gallery.

Source : The New York Botanical Garden.

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