This Weekend: Fragrant Orchids & Members Day!

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0314-Red-Orchid-250x280There are many ways to explore the Garden this weekend, whether on the brisk, sunny grounds or in the enchanting warmth of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, where The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary is in full bloom. Among our exciting programs this week are our regular Orchid Demonstrations. This weekend our experts will focus on fragrant orchids. While these gorgeous flowers brighten up any home, you can also explore which orchids have the best scent. You can treat all your senses this weekend with a specialty cocktail at Saturday’s Orchid Evening. Tomorrow’s brand new recipe is called “The Desert Flower”—read on to find out its delicious ingredients!

Don’t forget that this Saturday is also a Members Day in celebration of The Orchid Show! Members of the Garden will enjoy free parking and special discounts at the Dining Pavilion and Shop in the Garden—not to mention half-off admission for their friends and family! It has never been a better time to join, and if you are already a member this is the weekend to bring your loved ones on an excursion to the Garden. You can learn more about Members Day and the benefits of membership at nybg.org/membership.

Click through for the full weekend schedule of adult and children’s programs!


Saturday, March 15

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Roaming Orchid Guides – 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Meet in the Palms of the World Gallery 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.

Landmarks of The New York Botanical Garden – 12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

Learn about some of the featured landmarks on the grounds of the Botanical Garden. Begin at the Reflecting Pool to hear about the founding of the Garden and its importance as a vital New York City cultural destination since 1891. Head to the Library Building to hear the history of this classic structure, the Tulip Tree Allee, and the Fountain of Life, then end the tour at the Haupt Conservatory where you can see the replicas of the landmark buildings mentioned along the tour.

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: 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.

Orchid Print Signing with Illustrator John Burgoyne – 2-4 p.m.
At Shop in the Garden

Renowned illustrator John Burgoyne will be signing prints of his new orchid drawings. Made exclusively for the NYBG in honor of this year’s Orchid Show, these exquisite watercolors highlight every detail of these exotic flowers. Readers of Cook’s Illustrated will instantly recognize Burgoyne’s distinctive artwork, which has appeared on the back cover of the magazine for the past 15 years. Framed, limited edition giclée prints of each painting will also be available for sale.

Orchid Evening – 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. DJ T MIC spinning tunes for the event.

Cocktail Partner: The Desert Flower cocktail evokes the colors of an afternoon sunset and combines the rich berry flavors of Creme Yvette with the smoky character of mescal which are brightened by a splash of tart lime juice. Courtesy of Cooper Spirits.

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 16

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Roaming Orchid Guides – 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Meet in the Palms of the World Gallery 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.

Winter Garden 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 winter, and start to look for early signs of spring.

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: 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.


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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