Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Grand Ballroom at The Plaza
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
7 p.m. – Cocktails and Sale of Exceptional and Rare Orchids
8 p.m. – Dinner and Dancing
An Orchid Oasis in New York City
The New York Botanical Garden will host its annual Orchid Dinner on Tuesday, February 23. The historic landmark hotel, The Plaza, will be the stage for a magnificent showcase of orchid centerpieces created by the world’s leading designers from the worlds of fashion, interior design, landscape design, floral design, and architecture. During the cocktail hour, guests partake in a sale of exceptional and rare orchids carefully selected by NYBG’s curators and bid on exclusive Silent Auction items. All proceeds from the Dinner underwrite the development of the Garden’s orchid research collection, which helps maintain the highest horticultural standards of orchid conservation. For additional information, please contact Anita Hall at 914.579.1000 or e-mail NYBGEvents@buckleyhallevents.com.
Orchid Dinner in the News
James Benenson, Jr.
Russell and Anne Byers
Patricia and John Chadwick
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Chilton, Jr.
Louise Hirschfeld Cullman and Lewis B. Cullman
Amy Goldman Fowler and Cary Fowler
Robert F. Gossett, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Hubbard
Karen Katen and Bob Williams
Diane Katzin and Rick Kurnit
Susan E. Lynch
Susan and George Matelich
Malcolm Nolen and Jennifer Napier Nolen
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Nolen
Ken and Ellen Roman
Marjorie and Jeffrey A. Rosen
Donna and Marvin Schwartz
Mr. and Mrs. A.J.C. Smith
Judy and Michael Steinhardt
Carmen and John Thain
Caroline A. Wamsler, Ph.D. and DeWayne N. Phillips
Mr. and Mrs. Edward K. Weld
List in formation
would like to thank the following designers and companies for generously donating their time and resources for this evening’s table decorations.
Carlos Aparicio, Aparicio + Associates/BAC
Bowman Dahl Floral & Event Design
Brockschmidt & Coleman and Le Fleuriste New York
Roric Tobin for B&T Global
Cullman & Kravis, Inc.
Brian Covington of Ferguson and Shamamian Architects
FlowerSchool New York
David M. Handy Events, Inc.
Byron C. James LLP, interiors + design
Suzanne Kasler Interiors
Ralph Lauren Home
Katie Leede & Company
Lewis Miller, Lewis Miller Design
Danielle Rollins Gracious Living and Stylish Entertaining for Zoffany
Mark D. Sikes
Antony Todd Events & Interior Design
Selina van der Geest, NL-GB with Brett McCormack
Kathleen Walsh Interiors
Beth Webb, Beth Webb Interiors
Hutton Wilkinson, Brett Leemkuil, Tony Duquette Inc.
Carolyn Englefield – Decorations Chair
Dan Dahl – Design Coordinator