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Orchid Show 2013: The NYBG blockbuster opens March 2 (slide show)

For some instant floral magic, head to the NYBG's Orchid Show 2013, featuring exotic blooms, waterfalls and even Hurricane Sandy–damaged trees.

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

  • Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

    The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

Photograph by Cinzia Reale-Castello

The Orchid Show 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden

The Orchid Show 2013, which opens at the New York Botanical Garden on Saturday, March 2, is one of our favorite harbingers of spring (and a terrific NYC family attraction) for its elegant installation, balmy environment and, most of all, its exotic blooms—orchids, bromeliads, aroids and epiphytic cacti among them. This year the country's largest curated orchid show, which transforms the Enid E. Haupt Conservatory into a giant rain-forest paradise, incorporates some NYBG trees damaged by Hurricane Sandy as design element, an acknowledgment of how orchids grow in the wild. Other show highlights include palm trees, rocky outcroppings, a central pool fed by waterfalls and, naturally, rainbow and cane orchids galore lining the paths. Preview the Orchid Show by watching the video below.


The Orchid Show 2013 is on view at the New York Botanical Garden through May 22.



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