Okay, so this isn’t a Brooklyn thing, or even a New York City thing, but I am suddenly dying to go to Longwood Gardens outside of Philadelphia to see their Orchid Extravaganza!
The Extragavanza runs from January 22 through March 27 and according to their website, features the following awesome-sounding things:
Orchid blooms cascade down walls, spill from containers and adorn planting beds throughout 4-acres of indoor gardens. See thousands of orchids from around the world, including a living orchid curtain, orchid topiaries and columns, an orchid waterfall and many other innovative displays.
Also awesome is that the Garden’s International Orchid Show and Sale 2011 takes place at the tail end of the Extravaganza, from March 25-27. **Opens new Firefox tab to search for hotel deals on Orbitz.**