This Weekend: Bourbon, Honey, and Thousands of Orchids

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Photograph by Victor Chu

Photograph by Victor Chu

It’s almost the weekend, and that means more exciting events and activities in store with The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary! Saturday is another Orchid Evening, and with tickets still available you should think about booking soon—they’re going fast.

Ayesha Adamo will be our DJ for this week’s party, backed by a signature cocktail known as the Four Roses Cooler. A refreshing yet warm blend of bourbon, grapefruit, honey and lemon, this one’s not to be missed. We are also mixing things up at our Orchid Demonstrations, covering Orchid Tips for Amateurs in the GreenSchool of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Head below to check out the rest of this weekend’s activities, both indoors and out!


Saturday, March 29

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Roaming Orchid Guides – 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Meet in the Palm Dome of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

Garden guides highlight parts of the permanent collection and special exhibition to add insight to your experience of The Orchid Show. They will provide an in-depth look at rare and extraordinary orchid specimens on display.

Bird Walk – 11 a.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert to learn about bird-friendly habitats, migrating species, and birds that make a permanent home at the Garden.

Garden Highlights: Spring Awakening Tour – 12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

Sights and scents emerge across the 250-acres of the Botanical Garden. Join a Garden Guide for a walking tour featuring highlights of the gardens and plant collections, like the Native Plant and Perennial Gardens.

Escape to Paradise: The Music of Key West – 1 3 p.m.
In the Ross Hall

The sounds of tropical rock and island music transport you to Key West with lyrics that evoke a warm, lush locale and a laid-back lifestyle, plus rhythms of the acoustic guitar, congas, and percussion instruments.

About the Band: Jimmy Kenny and The Pirate Beach Band‘s musicians have over 20 years of live playing experience. They pride themselves on bringing the most authentic listening experience possible in a tribute to the music of Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band among others, including your favorite tropical hits, reggae, Top 40 Americana, and the best in New and Classic Country.

Orchid Care QA – 1:30–4:30 p.m.
In Shop in the Garden

Gardening and orchid experts share their best secrets and explain the simple steps to healthy plants as they help you choose the right plant for your home.

Orchid Care Demonstrations: Orchid Tips for Amateurs – 2 3 p.m.
In the Conservatory GreenSchool

Someone has given you a beautiful flowering orchid as a gift. What do you do to keep it alive and have it flower again? Join us for basics of orchid care and become an orchid aficionado.

Conservatory Tour – 2:30 p.m.
Meet at the entrance to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

Explore the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, an acre of plants under glass, with one of the Garden’s tour guides. Take an ecotour around the world through 11 distinct habitats, including two types of rain forest, deserts of the Americas and of Africa, and aquatic and carnivorous plant displays.

Orchid Evenings – 7–9 p.m.
In the Conservatory

View The Orchid Show with a cocktail in hand. Music and unforgettable beauty make for one of New York City’s most romantic date destinations. Your ticket includes a complimentary cocktail and special dinner offers at our restaurant partners on Little Italy’s Arthur Avenue and beyond. Ayesha Adamo spinning tunes for the event.

Cocktail PartnerThe Four Roses Cooler will cool off even the hottest tropical night with its blend of Four Roses Bourbon, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lemon juice, honey syrup, and Angostura aromatic bitters. Courtesy of Four Roses Bourbon.

Non-Member $30/Member $20 (Adults 21 and over) Advance tickets recommended; includes one specialty cocktail.
Start the night off with a champagne pre-party at Shop in the Garden from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn more at priceless.com/newyork.


Sunday, March 30

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Roaming Orchid Guides – 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Meet in the Palm Dome of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

Garden guides highlight parts of the permanent collection and special exhibition to add insight to your experience of The Orchid Show. They will provide an in-depth look at rare and extraordinary orchid specimens on display.

Spring Highlights Tour – 12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

Join a Garden Guide for a walking tour featuring highlights of the gardens and plant collections that stand out in late winter, and start to look for early signs of spring.

Ross Conifer Arboretum Tour – 12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

The Arthur and Janet Ross Conifer Arboretum is a historic, 15-acre collection of towering pines, elegant spruces, and mountain firs from around the world. These irreplaceable trees were among the first planted at the Garden, some as far back as the early 1900s. Join an expertly trained Guide for a tour of these exquisite specimens.

Escape to Paradise: The Music of Key West – 1 3 p.m.
In the Ross Hall

The sounds of tropical rock and island music transport you to Key West with lyrics that evoke a warm, lush locale and a laid-back lifestyle, plus rhythms of the acoustic guitar, congas, and percussion instruments.

About the Band: Jimmy Kenny and The Pirate Beach Band‘s musicians have over 20 years of live playing experience. They pride themselves on bringing the most authentic listening experience possible in a tribute to the music of Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band among others, including your favorite tropical hits, reggae, Top 40 Americana, and the best in New and Classic Country.

Orchid Care QA – 1:30–4:30 p.m.
In Shop in the Garden

Gardening and orchid experts share their best secrets and explain the simple steps to healthy plants as they help you choose the right plant for your home.

Orchid Care Demonstrations: Orchid Tips for Amateurs – 2 3 p.m.
In the Conservatory GreenSchool

Someone has given you a beautiful flowering orchid as a gift. What do you do to keep it alive and have it flower again? Join us for basics of orchid care and become an orchid aficionado.

Nature Journaling in the Native Plant Garden Tour – 2:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool

Enjoy a mosaic of nearly 100,000 native trees, wildflowers, ferns and grasses designed to flourish in every season through the lens of a naturalist. Participants will practice nature journaling techniques through inquiry, observation and other hands-on activities.


Ongoing Children’s Programs

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Little Landscapes – 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

The plant world comes alive in a big way at the Discovery Center this winter. Take a step inside the world of plants and create your own terrarium to bring home. Be inspired to create a rocky, mossy, or floral world in a jar by looking closely at a wide array of artistic and scientific terrariums. While you are at it, use a microscope to take a closer look at some of the featured terrarium characters like moss, lichens, and rocks.

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Article source: http://blogs.nybg.org/plant-talk/2014/03/around-the-garden/this-weekend-bourbon-honey-and-thousands-of-orchids/

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