Inside the tropical, exotic, mysterious world of plants smiled their hothouse.
It is the 13th annual NYBG Orchids Show – and this is the Super Bowl of plant exhibitions. It is easy to see why this show is a much-anticipated favorite -- Attendance is expected to top the 150,000 visitors who came last year. Orchids are eye candy. Their brilliant colors are better than opening your own box of new Crayola’s.
This year’s Orchid Show theme is Living Chandeliers. It’s a brilliant choice of design inspiration.
Made all the more so by the fact that this year’s show is curated not by an outside designer but for the first time by none other than the Garden’s very own Fran Coelho, Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions.
|Fran Coelho, Living Chandelier Designer & NYBG VP|
A graduate from the Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture, Coelho “was deeply involved in the major restoration” of the landmarked Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and its Living Collections.
|Fran Coelho & her Living Chandelier orchid design|
You can’t help but notice there are orchids – everywhere! Like stars in the heavens, there are exuberant displays of Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, Cymbidium, Oncidium and Epiphytes.
|View Looking Up inside the Chandelier|
At the same time, the Orchids have been accessorized with the tropical plants that provide form, structure, frilly greens, languid Spanish Moss, and regal tropicals.