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 Outpost

Saturdays & Sundays, February 18–April 23

11 a.m.–2 p.m. | At the Garden

Throughout the exhibition, you will encounter a rotating selection of orchid-related activities presented by myriad NYBG staff, volunteers, and partners. Rotating activities include:

Color Our Collection 
Orchids may be found in a variety of colors from pinks, whites, reds, and greens to yellows and oranges. Pick-up a coloring postcard from the station and color in an orchid using the exhibition as your inspiration. When you leave the Garden, be sure to mail your creation to someone you love or perhaps add it as a decoration to a fridge door!

Fragrant Fun: Sensory Table 
Join an NYBG volunteer in exploring plants and their products found in the Conservatory through this tabletop multi-sensory experience.

The Orchids of the Herbarium
On March 18, 19, 25, & 26
Learn how orchid specimens are collected, preserved, mounted, and categorized with NYBG’s Herbarium team. Admire their display of specimens, enjoy a mounting demonstration, and try your hand at creating a specimen to take home with you.