The New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show is back – and better than ever!
Orchidelirium, the garden’s 14th annual exhibition that runs through April 17th highlights the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century “orchidelirium.” (Who knew such a thing existed? Apparently orchid explorers would “risk life and limb” to secure the coveted, exotic plants all over the world.)
The show is absolutely extraordinary. The magical visions and amazing aromas greet guests the moment they enter the conservatory. With thousands of blooms spread throughout multiple conservatory rooms, a visit to Orchidelirium is a delight to the senses.
Orchids of all shapes and sizes were literally everywhere I looked… at eye level:
Above my head:
And at my feet:
Words even from Shakespeare wouldn’t do the exhibit justice, so take a look at some of the beauties I saw… and then plan your own visit to Orchidelirium!
I’m sure I could visit three more times and see a different orchid each time!
It’s such a must-see that it’s worth visiting even if just for one hour. If you have more time, plan to have lunch before or after touring Orchidelirium at Hudson Garden Grill, the first full-service restaurant at the garden. Or, for grab & go items like salads and paninis, try The Pine Street Cafe.
New York Botanical Garden is located at 2900 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx. Tickets for adults are $25 on weekends and $20 on weekdays and may be purchased easily via their website.