The Orchid Show: Thailand - Now through April 9, 2017
Orchids .. there's always something more to explore. This is the 15th year of the New York Botanical Garden's orchid show, and the focus is Thailand, home to more than 1200 native orchid species and the largest exporter of orchids in the world.
The star of the show, is a Thai sala, a traditional pavilion used for shade and relaxation, and this one has a huge gabled roof that is adorned with scores of orchids.
Visitors will also encounter flowers floating in glazed water jars; an amazing variety of Dendrobium, and Paphiopedilum orchids from Thailand's highest mountain forests.
The show was designed by Christian Primeau, who oversees the tropical collections in the Haupt Conservatory. The NYBG since 1990 has been a designated Plant Rescue Center, where orchids that have been collected illegally and seized at international borders are nurtured and brought back to health. The program is known as the Convention on Illegal Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES.
Check out the NYBG website for special orchid programs, evenings, classes, and much more.