|New York Botanical Garden
2009 Orchid Show
A contemporary Brazilian garden designed by Raymond Jungle
The Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden were on Feb. 28 to April 12,2009. Sculptor Henry Moore's was on display in the garden
and is going to be extended. On March 4th, I paid a visit. The Orchid Show was more than a show of variety of orchid, it was a show of
colors as design using orchids. It used the Main hall and two wings of Haupt Conservatory, It is a variety, color masses and more. Lot and
Lots of orchids were used: they were in reflection pools, on wall of same color, in baskets, on display racks from floor to ceiling. The use of
orchids was generous and impressive.
Orchids are often presented as an element of a display wall. Like this white wall.
The Haupt Conservatory is very large. Two wings of green houses connected to another two green houses same size and shape as the central
entrance. The Orchid show occupied the Central entrance, two wings and one of the end green house and some more. The display area is very large.
Many regular displays in the conservatory are interesting and informative.
March 4th 2009 had snow on the ground, the witch
hazel was in bloom already. However it was a surprise
coming into the main hall, especially the humidity. My
camera that I have been using outdoors just before
coming in was completely fogged up. It just seemed
never going to clear up. Luckily I had a second
one(Nikon D70) still packed in bag, was put to good
The central entrance has a round pond in the center,
It was decorated with Phalaenopses and broomalaids.
The reflection from the pond made it more interesting.
Which Hazel blooming. About or slightly before
Giant baskets full with Phalaenopses
hanging down is a great display.
Second pond in the end conservatory.
Dancers coming down the grand staircases. Oncidium sp.
Vandas, pink and violet.
Buganvilia, this tropical vine brings lots of memory of the snack bar in my middle and high school, which have this vine all around the pond and bird
cage just next to the snack bar. The sweat potato hash and ice cream bars seemed particularly tasty in memory. Also, it was allowed to grow through
the window of the greenhouse of Botany Dept. of my Alma marter. Long branches full of flowers waving in the wind impressed me as the substitute of a
term coined with temperate Almond. 紅杏出牆.
The bud is actually orange. Didn't know before.
Pitcher Plants can trap insects and digest them with enzymes,
often seen in Pine Barron in New Jersey.
Caught the flame of blossom at the top of the third round conservatory building. A tropical
tree I lost it's name.
Curious green flowers.
This was labelled "Almost black", to my eyes they are truly almost black. I think the white balance in the digital camera tricked us. Did not think of
checking the image before I leave. Can't say I did a good JOB right?
One last shot before leaving the Orchid show.
The snow caused the problem with the tram so
we were charge $18 for the orchid show only.
Here are the few Henry Moore I got to see:
Goslar Warrior 1973-1974
Hill Arches 1973
Knife Edge Two Piece 1962-1965
Another view of Knife Edge.
Locking Piece 1963-64
Mother and Child 1949. A style of an artist, takes decades to develop. True in all genre; sculpture, painting, and calligraphy. Often life time. That's why