Did you hear about the 14th annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden? Oh, you didn't? Well, you clearly haven't been paying attention, but don't worry. That's what we're here for.
Let us tell you, this show involves thousands of orchids. We're guessing you've never seen this many orchids together in one place.
Also, the show takes visitors on a journey through orchid-collecting history, each moment amplified by the thousands of orchids in the show.
There were orchid hunters in the 19th-century who actually risked their lives and limbs to secure the flowers from jungles around the world.
If you come, you'll also get to experience the New York Botanical Garden's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that had been seized at international borders.
Plus, there will plenty of performances during the orchid show: there will be poetry readings, orchid care demonstration, and shopping during the day.
At night, the New York Botanical Garden will bring back Orchid Evenings, which will be held on Saturdays throughout March and April.
They'll include cocktails, music, and unmatched beauty as you stroll through The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium. Basically, it's one of the most romantic dates that this city has ever seen.
On March 12th, 19th, and April 2nd and 9th, you'll have the chance to experience skip-the-line access for an open bar with beer, wine, and specialty cocktails, plus light bites. Either way, you'll definitely need to check out Orchid Evenings.
You can browse the schedule here, and we absolutely recommend buying your tickets in advance. This event is popular. As for daytime scheduling, well, we mentioned the incredible programs the New York Botanical Garden is putting on, right?
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They'll have a bird walk, a poetry reading program, an orchid expert question and answer, and World Beat: Music & Dance Around the World of Orchids.
You can prose the NYBG's Orchid Show's program schedule here.
Basically, if you love flowers, if flowers fill you with a sense of calm and serenity, you definitely need to check this show out. You have until April 17th to get there, which is plenty of time.[via Time Out] [Feature Image Courtesy New York Botanical Garden]