New York: A Trip to Singapore at the Orchid Show

If it’s early spring in New York, it means one thing: I’m making my way up to the Bronx to take in the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. It’s a yearly tradition of mine and, as the hundreds of pictures on my camera roll suggest, I never seem to tire of it.

This year’s theme was “Singapore,” and while that seems a bit broad, I’ll let the NYBG website explain it: “For its 17th year, The New York Botanical Garden’s popular annual orchid exhibition returns with The Orchid Show: Singapore, developed in partnership with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens. Two iconic architectural elements inspired by both sites—the iconic Supertrees of Gardens by the Bay and the famed Arches of Singapore Botanic Gardens’ National Orchid Garden—are featured as part of a horticultural tribute to the ‘City in a Garden,’ one of the world’s greatest orchid cultures.” Alright, then!

As I have every other year, I loved this year’s exhibit. The big centerpiece – a tower of orchids stretching up to the ceiling – was stunning, and the archways in the final room of the greenhouse were gorgeous. All in all, I’d say drawing inspiration from Singapore was a success!


Past visits to the Orchid Show: 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018


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