New York Botanical Garden's Caribbean Garden Exhibition
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The last date listed for New York Botanical Garden: Caribbean Garden Exhibition was Sunday February 26, 2012 / All Day (10:00am - 5:00pm).
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Orchid Evenings is one of New York City's most romantic date destinations. Experience the beauty of The Orchid Show with an included specialty cocktail in hand and the sounds of hip-hop, traditional world and electronic music playing courtesy of talented DJs. Sweep your partner off his or her feet and over to the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, which have been transformed into a flourishing Key West tropical garden with vibrant architecture representative of the island's charm -- including still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas and sleek benches. See the full event description for information about the featured specialty cocktail and DJ for each upcoming date. Learn More
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Discover the Haupt Conservatory’s permanent collection, including orange-yellow crotons, fuschia bromeliads, and rosy-red hibiscus. Tour the many surprises in the Victorian-style glasshouse, where the harsh outdoor weather gives way to warm rain forest mists, soaring palm trees, and bright desert landscapes.
* The Beauty of the Caribbean: A Photographic Tour
On view during regular Garden hours
Travel the islands under the glittering galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. During your Garden visit, learn about plants and flowers found in the Caribbean through an exhibition of exceptional photographs from the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year Contest, of which the Botanical Garden is the U.S. partner. Learn how to enter your own photographs into this juried competition. Photographs will be displayed throughout the Conservatory with additional details available through your smartphone.
* Salsa: Listen and Learn
Saturdays, 2 p.m.
Discover the Caribbean origins of salsa music, listen to a demonstration of the beats, and learn a few dance steps.
* Photography Tips and Tricks
Sundays, 1–3 p.m.
Experts dispense tips, encouragement, and critique for budding photographers. Enter your work into weekly photo contests for a chance at great prizes.
* For Families: Tropical Discoveries and Wintertime Wonders
Go on a scavenger hunt to discover tropical plants inside the warm Conservatory and then explore plants native to New York in the winter wonderland of the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Sort fruits and leaves from around the world, and pot up plants from both climates to take home.
* Daily Docent-Led Tours
Weekdays at 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Meet at the Conservatory Palms of the World Gallery. Expert volunteers are the guides for tours of Caribbean Gardens that provide in-depth looks at some of the rarest and most extraordinary orchid specimens.
About the Ticket Supplier: The New York Botanical GardenThe New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science.
The Botanical Garden's curated living collections contain more than 1 million plants; its Continuing Education program is the largest and most diverse of any botanical garden in the world; its Children's Education program has been a pioneer in innovative, informal science discovery facilities and activities; and its scientific research on plants and fungi is unmatched in scope, depth, and authority.
The Garden offers a sweeping 250-acre landscape, 50 curated display gardens, an expansive 50-acre native Forest, and a wealth of programs, exhibitions, and activities for visitors to enjoy. The grounds display masterpieces, some dating to the 1840s, by many of the nation's most accomplished architects and designers, both past and contemporary. The Botanical Garden's innovative programs, unparalleled resources, and talented staff are rivaled by few and exceeded by none.