Brooklyn Orchids

The Orchid Show: On Broadway, Part Deux!

Gorgeous dusty purple blooms
Pedestrian Entrance to NYBG

My parents were in town from St. Louis this past weekend and early this week. My mom is a fan of orchids, so I thought it would be a fun activity for us to go to the Orchid Show at NYBG. So on Tuesday morning we met at my parents’ hotel in Brooklyn Heights and my mom and I subwayed it to Grand Central, then took the Metro North train up to the Botanical Garden. It was only a 20 minute ride from Grand Central—and so much cheaper than renting a Zipcar and faster than taking the subway the whole way!

Most of the flowers on display were the same as my first time around, but there were a few new ones here and there. This show just never gets old!

So, here they are: my favorite photos from my second visit to The Orchid Show….

xRhyncholaeliocattleya Ports of Paradise x xLaeliocattleya Ham Rock Pass
This Phal looks like a tropical sunset!
xOdontocidium Eric Wilhelm ‘Kalapana’
Didn’t see the tag for this one
Incredibly rich velvet lip
Beautiful Phals
xBrassocattleya Yellow Bird
Phaius Micro Burst
Cymbidium Enzan Stream
Blue Vanda

I took just over 100 photos during this week’s visit, and not just of orchids—I photographed other plants inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory as well. To see all of my photos from this visit on Flickr, click here.

In the gift shop, my mom bought me (deep breath) this book: Wild Orchids of the Northeastern United States: A Field and Study Guide to the Orchids Growing Wild in New England, New York, and Adjacent Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Thanks Mom! I’ve been eyeing it online because at some point I’d love to go to Long Island and see if I can hunt down some wild orchids out there. Just for looking at, of course—I’d never pick them or dig them up. 🙂

The Orchid Show goes until April 25, so if you haven’t been yet, I highly recommend you plan your visit soon!

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