The annual orchid show at the New York Botanical Garden is a NYC favorite, and a sure sign of spring.
Spotlight on Orchids features unusual orchids and other plants from NYBG’s permanent collections to be displayed in select galleries of the landmark glass greenhouse Haupt Conservatory, from February 20 to April 4, 2021.
The traditional Orchid Show throughout the garden has been reduced in size, reflecting NYBG’s reduced indoor capacity, with social distancing.
Also, it gives the staff some breathing room to prepare for the next show, expected to be a blockbuster, with displays through out the grounds and in the garden’s library/museum.
That would be KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature is the first-ever comprehensive exploration of the artist’s lifelong fascination with the natural world takes place across the Garden’s 250-acre landscape, including material that has never been displayed publicly before.
The eagerly awaited exhibit by renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama opens at the New York Botanical Garden on April 10, a week after the orchid show closes, and includes one of her legendary Infinity Rooms. Tickets go on sale on Mar. 16.
But I digress.
Spotlight on Orchids is Saturday, February 20, through Sunday, April 4, 2021, daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
The exhibit is open to all visitors with the purchase of an advance, timed Garden Pass + Conservatory ticket, which includes access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and outdoor gardens and collections.
Visit nybg.org/visit for more information or to purchase tickets.
NOTE that there are discount tickets for NYC residents and students.
NYBG is planning for the return of The Orchid Show in 2022.
Orchid photo and Kusama photo courtesy New York Botanical Garden