New York: A Trip to Thailand at NYBG’s Orchid Show

I’m currently in my third year of living in New York (when did that happen?!?!), and one of the cool things about that is I’ve now done certain events enough times that they’ve begun to feel like real traditions. Take, for example, New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show. I visited in 2015 and 2016 and made my way back once again this year, for their Thai-themed orchid exhibit.

One of the things that always amazes me about the orchid show is the variety. I used to think of orchids as purple; now, I’ve seen them in what feels like every shade and shape imaginable. I also loved all the Thai-inspired touches of this year’s exhibit, like gigantic elephant orchid planters and the little Buddhist altars (accented with orchids, of course).

^ In addition to orchids there were also pineapples growing. Random but fun!

^ I focused on the orchid exhibit, but the greenhouse is home to a ton of interesting other stuff, too. I always love the desert section – the succulents and cacti are gorgeous!

^ Isn’t this temple piled with flowers stunning?! They always have the best showcase displays in the last room of the greenhouse.

^ Elephant planters!

It’s probably pretty obvious why I keep trekking back to the Bronx year in and out. The orchid show is definitely one of my favorite NYC traditions!

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