The Dazzling Annual Orchid Show Returns To NYBG Next Month

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The Dazzling Annual Orchid Show Returns To NYBG Next Month

Each year, the New York Botanical Garden showcases one of the world’s most delicate flowers in a special Orchid Show that takes over and completely transforms the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Though it ended early in 2020 and was replaced with a much smaller show in 2021, the dazzling display will be back and better than ever beginning February 26, 2022.

Same as the 2020 Orchid Show, the guest designer will be artistic director and floral designer Jeff Leatham—according to NYBG description, he’s the famed artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris and floral designer to the stars.

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Titled “Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope,” the exhibit will be full of bold colors and captivating installations where each gallery of the exhibition will be transformed into a different color experience, “like looking into a kaleidoscope.”


Though it has the same name, it will be a reinvention of 2020’s Kaleidoscope show — with totally different installations than two years ago.

Rendering of this year’s “Kaleidoscope” show. NYBG

As Jeff Leatham says:

“Every turn will display a new vision, while maintaining the thematic element of every gallery focusing on a different color experience. With this design, visitors will appreciate the beauty of orchids and see NYBG’s conservatory in exciting new ways.”

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Thousands of dramatically displayed orchids will be on view at the NYBG Conservatory in a series of living sculptures, like arches of deliberate hues delivering a kaleidoscopic tunnel effect. Examples of some of the rarest and most iconic orchids will be available to see from the Garden’s collection.

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There will even be “Orchid Evenings” on select Fridays and Saturdays in March & April from 7–10 p.m., where you can enjoy a glowing, kaleidoscopic tunnel of lights at night.

We recommend that you try and make some time in your busy schedule over the next few months to catch this stunning show that’ll take us colorfully into spring.


The exhibit will be on display from Saturday, February 26 – Sunday, May 1, 2022. Find our more and grab tickets here.


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