You know that spring is around the corner when The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx unveils its annual Orchid Show, a perennial favorite with enthusiasts of this extravagant, many-colored bloom.
This year’s show features the towering “vertical gardens” created by French botanist and artist Patrick Blanc, known for his “green walls utilizing hydroponic technology.
A special audio tour will guide visitors through the conservatory, with special educational presentations at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
And Saturday nights from 6 to 8:30 throughout the run of the exhibition are Orchid Evenings: Enjoy a complimentary cocktail and live music amid the flowers, plus special dinner offers at restaurants on Arthur Ave. (Orchid Evening tickets are $30, for ages 21 and up).
WHAT The 10th Annual Orchid Show
WHEN|WHERE Through April 22 at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road
INFO All-gardens pass is $20 for adults, $8 for children 2-12. 718-817-8700, nybg.org