The 2023 Orchid Show: Natural Heritage to Open at New York Botanical Garden




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.

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.

The 2023 Orchid Show: Natural Heritage will be on view from February 18 through Sunday, April 23, 2023 in The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY.

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In addition, Orchid Night Returns with signature cocktails, music, drop-in art making with Calligraphy & Cocktails, and a myriad of food and beverages for your enjoyment.