I went to The New York Botanical Garden ninth annual orchid show this weekend. This year's show theme "The Orchid Show: On Broadway," was designed by Tony award-winning set designer Scott Pask and image-maker Drew Hodges, and takes place in the dramatic galleries of the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
The "Orchid Show: On Broadway" showcases 5,000 dazzling specimens of orchids from one of the most distinguished orchid collections in the world.
Over 300 types of orchids are displayed in dramatic curtains, arcades, and chandeliers, all under the domes of America's largest glass greenhouse.
The orchid displays were spectacular!
One was more exquisite than the next.
This giant orchid chandelier was inspired by the original that hung in the Eltinge Theater on 42 Street in Manhattan, once a famous venue for the comedy team Abbott and Costello.
There were so many wondrous orchids that making a photo collage of them seemed the best way to show almost all of them to you. Click on all photos once, and then again when they reopen, to see more details.
Some macro close ups of the orchids.
Click to enlarge to read this informational placard about orchids.
Broadway tunes were playing in some of the greenhouse's galleries which added to the festivity of the exhibit.
It was a magical feeling to be surrounded by such exotic and fragrant orchids as far as the eye could see!
“The Orchid Show: On Broadway” remains on display through April 25, 2011. The New York Botanical Garden is located at 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York.
PS: We are still waiting for news of our newest grandson. His brother was born nine days after his due date, so it seems the younger brother wants to do the same! My daughter-in-law is more than ready to go, but it seems babies don't read calendars. Thank you all for your wonderful comments and support! I'll be back with the good news as soon as we hear!
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