Every March, I find myself making a trip north to the Bronx. The reason? Orchids, of course.
Since moving to New York three and a half years ago, it has become a yearly ritual for me to attend “The Orchid Show,” held annually in the beautiful greenhouse at the New York Botanical Garden. The show’s theme varies from year to year, but one thing is constant: the orchids are plentiful and gorgeous, and this year was no exception.
This year, the Orchid Show revolves around installations by Belgian artist Daniel Ost. They are, in a word, stunning. I was most impressed by how Ost really utilized the space to his advantage, creating massive sculptural pieces to match the scale of the greenhouse’s dome and high ceilings. The huge, grand installations fit the space perfectly, and it’s awe-inspiring to see them draped with all those orchids.
Even though I’ve visited the Orchid Show many times before (see 2015, 2016, and 2017 here), each year I find myself taking literally hundreds of photographs of the flowers. The allure of the orchid is, to me at least, simply too hard to resist. Aren’t they the prettiest?