Vibrant clusters of orchids sprouting up among green foliage at the base of a large tree

Spotlight on Orchids

Saturday, February 20, 2021 – Sunday, April 4, 2021

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | At the Garden

A visit to select galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory reveals intimate displays of orchids in brilliant white and striking colors set against the foliage of aroids, ferns, and bromeliads—planted as they might be found in nature and blending gracefully with their surroundings. Discover unusual orchids from NYBG’s renowned collections, as well as artful floral creations by Garden horticulturists that combine expressive orchids with rocks, tree trunks, vines, and other found materials.

Continuing with reduced indoor capacity, we are forgoing our traditional orchid exhibition this year in favor of a limited Spotlight on Orchids and other permanent plant collections in the Haupt Conservatory. We are pleased to offer access to the Conservatory and Spotlight on Orchids to all visitors with a Garden Pass + Conservatory ticket, and we look forward to the return of The Orchid Show in 2022.

About Orchids: Care & Tips

Orchids come in all sizes and colors, making them a favorite at home and at NYBG. Explore orchid care tips and videos and learn more about the diverse world of orchids from home.

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A variety of orchids growing on a small raft floating in a small reflecting pool

Orchid Classes

Whether you need a refresher on potted orchid care or want to learn how to successfully grow native species in your own backyard, we have a class for you!

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