The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden Is Their Most Unique Yet

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This year’s 16th annual Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden features the commissioned works of Daniel Ost, a world renowned floral artist from Belgium.

Ost’s works on display at NYBG is a tribute to his training in the Japanese art of flower arranging called ikebana which follows the philosophy of wabi-sabi which finds beauty in, “… imperfection, asymmetry, and impermanence”.

According to an NYBG press release, Ost is known as “the Picasso of flower arranging” in Belgium and in France as “the international star of floral decoration”.

Different from previous exhibitions, this year’s show isn’t as densely packed with orchids as before and instead lets you enjoy and admire these splendors of nature on a more intimate level throughout the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

Visitors to the Orchid Show are once again in a visual treat for the eyes which you can also enjoy at night during Orchid Evenings with live performers, music by a live DJ, and enjoying a few cocktail beverages including their signature Dancing Lady cocktail created specifically for this show.

Perhaps we’ll meet under the stars and the glass of the conservatory during one of these evenings?

The show runs from March 3 through April 22, 2018.


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