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The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd Bronx, NY 10458
718-817-8700
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attended Mar 18 2011

Phenomenal exhibit. It would be even more spectacular when the magnolia trees and cherry trees are in bloom in a few more weeks.

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attended Mar 05 2011

if you feel the need to wake up your senses, have a bite of spring, goto this. It was beautiful, it smelled amazing, and was an awesome way to kickstart spring!

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attended Apr 15 2011

I went at 10:00, when it opened, so there were no crowds. It was beautiful. They really did a great job with the theater motif.

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Website

http://www.nybg.org/tos11/the-orchid-show.php

Description

Experience the thrill of opening night at The Orchid Show: On Broadway as Tony Award-winning set designer Scott Pask and image maker Drew Hodges bring the allure, excitement, and glamour of Broadway to The New York Botanical Garden.

This must-see, limited run horticultural engagement takes place in the dramatic galleries of the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Evoking elements from some of Broadway’s most iconic theaters, including the Walter Kerr Theater and the New Amsterdam Theater, The Orchid Show: On Broadway showcases 5,000 dazzling specimens from one of the most distinguished orchid collections in the world.

Over 300 types of orchids are displayed in dramatic curtain, arcade, and chandelier forms.  Also enjoy lively Broadway-style cabaret performances each weekend; personal orchid assistance at Shop in the Garden; and home gardening demonstrations every Saturday and Sunday.

Ready for a Broadway-worthy second act? Head over to the Library Gallery for a special exhibition: Hirschfeld’s Broadway Scrapbook. This exclusive show gets you an inside look at rarely seen pieces of Broadway history on loan from the artist’s private collection. Hirschfeld’s iconoclastic line drawings accompanied decades of theater reviews in The New York Times and today adorn the walls of legendary theater haunts Sardi’s, The Blue Bar at The Algonquin, and 1789 in Washington, D.C.

About the Ticket Supplier: The New York Botanical Garden

The 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.