Hi all!! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! The weather here was fantastic! Even better, we had a ton of fun plans including dinner at a friend’s house and a rooftop birthday party for a friend’s child. But the major highlight of the weekend was visiting the New York Botanical Garden for the first time to see the Orchid Show called Key West Contemporary.
The show was held in this beautiful atrium that was actually very large, like a museum.
When we walked in, we were greeted with these amazing orchid structures perched over a tranquil pond. We knew we would be in for a treat!
One of my favorite parts of the show were the extremely vibrant colors. I loved looking at the majestic magentas and deep purples.
Even orange and yellow were popular colors for the many varieties of orchids here.
Did you know there are over 30,000 different types of orchids? They grow on every continent except Antarctica.
Some varieties reminded me of insects, like spiders.
In fact, orchids actually try to mimic insects to attract them so the insects will mate with the plants and they can reproduce. Insane, right!?
There were way more than just orchids at the show. We saw beautiful lilly pads in this amazing, serene pond.
We also saw this amazing jade vine that was totally unreal looking!
And of course lots of tropical foliage!
The entire place was so peaceful and everything smelled delicious!
Readers, have you ever been to a flower show? What’s your favorite flower? What did you do this weekend?
What a beautiful orchid show. That is worth a trip to NYC just to see that! This weekend I worked a bit on my hydrangeas which bloom into beautiful blue pom-pom flowers in June and last until the fall frosts because they are an everlasting variety.
such beautiful pics! i’ve been to Brooklyn Botanical Garden and loved it…it was a few years ago, and i definitely want to go back this year. my fave flowers are Gerbera daisies. i spent this wknd upstate at the lakehouse with the fam…lots of hanging with the bro, salsa dancing, lots of outdoor running, chilling in the hot tub by the lake, playing with the pups = all my fave things. 🙂
That is just gorgeous – all of it! I cannot get over that Jade vine. It definitely looks like it’s made of plastic. What a cool experience. I’ve never been to a flower show or a botanical garden…except in Vegas, but I’m not sure that counts since it was in the lobby of the Bellagio! It was pretty amazing though..
Simply gorgeous! I have been to the flower shows at the Hartford convention centers. My mom in law is an amazing gardener and talented flower arranger. Her gardens are stunning. She would love something like this!
Wow how beautiful! I have been to Botanical Gardens in D.C. and it was amazing….I won’t say I’m a huge flower and garden person but it really was beautiful. I can’t believe there are that many different kinds of orchids…that’s nuts!