Illustration of real orchids set among rolling hills with green moss and painted landscape over them. Bright pink, red, yellow, and white orchids are placed on top of the rolling mountains in small clumps throughout the landscape to look like they are growing on the various forms. A curving illustrated blue water river cuts through the rolling hills.

The Orchid Show:
Natural Heritage

Saturday, February 18, 2023 – Sunday, April 23, 2023

Be Enveloped in Lily Kwong’s Fantastical Vision

Acclaimed artist Lily Kwong, the designer for The Orchid Show’s 20th year, presents a meditative and captivating design inspired by her ancestral connections to the natural world. Kwong’s vibrant and fantastical vision will envelop visitors in thousands of orchids, allowing them to reconnect to nature amidst picture perfect beauty.

Don’t miss this chance to be immersed in a mesmerizing array of orchids, enfolded into rolling mountains throughout the historic Enid A Haupt Conservatory, and to feel enwrapped in this one-of-a-kind experience. On select nights during The Orchid Show, adults 21 and over can experience the exhibition through Orchid Nights, with music, cash bars, and food available for purchase. Stay tuned for dates.

A former student in NYBG’s Adult Education program, Lily Kwong works at the intersection between landscape, wellness, and art, connecting people to nature through transformative projects and site-specific botanical art installations. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker, Vogue, Architectural Digest, Domino, Forbes, Fast Company and more, and her designs have been featured in New York City at the High Line and Grand Central Station, as well as in venues and gardens around the world.

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Orchid Nights Return!

Step into acclaimed artist Lily Kwong’s vibrant vision with Orchid Nights, returning this March and April. Join us as New York City’s most spectacular after-dark outings return and enjoy signature cocktails, music, drop-in art making with Calligraphy & Cocktails, and a myriad of food and beverages for your enjoyment.

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Photo of couple at Orchid Evenings

Orchid Show 2023 Credit Block