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Photo of the Plaza Hotel during the Orchid Dinner

The Orchid Dinner 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019


An Orchid Oasis in New York City

The New York Botanical Garden will host its annual Orchid Dinner on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, celebrating ten years in partnership with VERANDA magazine bringing together the country’s most illustrious designers to create wondrous orchid centerpieces. The historic landmark hotel The Plaza will serve as the stage for a magnificent showcase of orchid tablescapes. Designers will take inspiration from NYBG’s upcoming 17th annual Orchid Show: Singapore—guests will be transported to the island whose national flower happens to be the orchid. 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 If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a contribution, please visit our donation page.

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

Cocktail Attire

Vera Aryeh and Bob Gossett
Sharon and Bill Jacob
Susan and George Matelich

Steele Marcoux
Editor in Chief

Jennifer Napier Nolen and Malcolm Nolen
Tina and Steven R. Swartz
Elaine and Donald Textor

This Benefit has been made possible through the generous underwriting of

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