This Weekend: Escape with Orchid Evenings

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The Orchid Show: ChandeliersOrchid Evenings kicked off last week, and the next of these popular evening events is this Saturday, March 14—and tickets are still available! Come enjoy the lingering sunset through the glass of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Admire The Orchid Show: Chandeliers alongside a live DJ with a cocktail in hand. The Pine Tree Cafe has a full bar and menu of snacks available for purchase while a live band sets the mood with Latin Jazz. Shop in the Garden will be open for those who wish to bring home an orchid or some orchid care products.

This year, Guerlain’s famed makeup artists will be on site offering free lipstick touch-ups. You can also visit the Guerlain Rare Orchid collection and post your pictures to Instagram with #GuerlainOrchid for a chance to win a couple’s spa day at the Waldorf Astoria. Visit our Guerlain page to get more information, and learn how you can also text for a chance to win luxurious Guerlain products!

Orchid Evenings have all you need for a night of romance and adventure under the intoxicating fragrance of New York’s favorite flower exhibition. Use your MasterCard to buy tickets and attend a pre-party at Shop in the Garden with a complimentary glass of champagne. Click through for more information about Orchid Evenings and the rest of this weekend’s schedule of tours and programs.

Saturday, March 14

Roaming Guides – 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
In 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
Bring your binoculars and tour the grounds with a National Audubon Society member to encounter and learn about the birds that call the Garden home.

Garden Highlights Tour – 12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center
Sights and scents flourish across the 250 acres of the Botanical Garden. Join a Garden Guide for a walking tour featuring highlights of the gardens and plant collections.

Ballroom’s Best: Tango, Waltz, and Cha-Cha — 1 3 p.m.
In Ross Hall
Dancers from Ballet Hispanico’s BHdos troupe lead audiences through dances such as the waltz, tango, mambo and cha-cha are gorgeously costumed and choreographed. A guided instruction gives you insights on how to master the moves yourself.

Orchid Expert QA – 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Shop in the Garden
Drop in and ask about orchid care tips. Plants in need of care will be available as testers so that you can learn how top repot and replant.

Orchid Care Demonstrations: Fantastically Fragrant Orchids — 2 3 p.m.
In the Conservatory GreenSchool
Interested in orchids that will tickle your nose and stimulate your senses? Join us for a discussion of some of the best orchids to grow at home for both color and fragrance. Learn basic orchid care and experience the fragrance of many orchid varieties.

Notable Tree Tour – 2:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center
What makes a tree notable? It could be its size, its bark, its uses, or a variety of other features. Some of our trees have been here since before the Garden was formally established in 1891. Join one of the Garden’s Guides for a tour highlighting some of the most interesting trees across this historic 250-acre site.

Orchid Evenings — 6:30–9 p.m. In the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
Enjoy a cocktail while viewing The Orchid Show and its thousands of spectacular flowers. The unforgettable beauty makes for one of New York City’s most romantic date destinations. While taking in the elegance of the show, stop for quick lipstick touch-ups by one of Guerlain’s famed make-up artists, and indulge in a specialty cocktail inspired by Guerlain’s Orchidée Impériale line.
Non-Member $30/Member $20 (Adults 21 and over)
Advance tickets recommended; includes one complimentary beer, wine, or cocktail of your choice.

Sunday, March 15
The Orchid Show Chandeliers NYBG Enid Haupt Conservatory

Roaming Guide – 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
In 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.

Historical Landmark Tour – 12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center
Join us for a fascinating overview of the Garden’s history and its importance as a vital New York City cultural destination. With an expert guide, explore the Allee, the Fountain of Life, and the Mertz Library.

Ballroom’s Best: Tango, Waltz, and Cha-Cha — 1 3 p.m. In Ross Hall Dancers from Ballet Hispanico’s BHdos troupe lead audiences through dances such as the waltz, tango, mambo and cha-cha are gorgeously costumed and choreographed. A guided instruction gives you insights on how to master the moves yourself.

Orchid Expert QA – 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Shop in the Garden
Drop in and ask about orchid care tips. Plants in need of care will be available as testers so that you can learn how top re-pot and replant

Orchid Care Demonstrations: Fantastically Fragrant Orchids — 2 3 p.m.
In the Conservatory GreenSchool
Interested in orchids that will tickle your nose and stimulate your senses? Join us for a discussion of some of the best orchids to grow at home for both color and fragrance. Learn basic orchid care and experience the fragrance of many orchid varieties.

Garden Highlights Tour – 2:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center
Sights and scents flourish across the 250 acres of the Botanical Garden. Join a Garden Guide for a walking tour featuring highlights of the gardens and plant collections.

Ongoing Children’s Programs

The Orchid Show Chandeliers NYBG Enid Haupt Conservatory

Little Landscapes – 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden
Pot up a desert plant inside a terrarium container and craft a figurine to inhabit your tiny world. Compare your habitat to terrarium displays in the Discovery Center and explore our life-size terrarium—the Bendheim Global Greenhouse.

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