Mixing orchids with cocktails
Spring is here and so is the 16th annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden.
This year, Belgian floral artist Daniel Ost is the curator of the exhibit. His work will be on display until April 22, culminating in an Earth Day celebration.
Thousands of orchids shaped into installations will be on display in the Botanical Garden’s historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
Ost identifies himself a bloembinder, the Dutch term for an artist who works with flowers. His works are large-scale and were designed to fit into the Victorian-style Haupt Conservatory in terms of color, form and texture.
On Orchid Evenings, there is a cash bar with cocktails from Edible Bronx’s head mixologist and a DJ. Orchid Evenings take place April 13, 14, 20, and 21. They are open to adults 21 and older.
— Nancy Trejos
New York Botanical Garden thinks outside the box.