Dazzling tribute to the “City in a Garden” soars to new heights with thousands of orchids climbing to the sky.
Singapore—where the national flower is an orchid—is the inspiration for the 17th annual Orchid Show. Elevate your interest in these storied flowers that are an integral part of the island’s culture and landscape. Developed in partnership with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens, the exhibition pays homage to the sites’ iconic Supertrees—dramatic vertical habitats, and famed Arches—a highlight of the National Orchid Garden.
In the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, thousands of colorful orchids in every shape and size surround you—reaching up towering structures and clinging to overhead arches—creating a horticultural spectacle not to be missed.
Treasures from NYBG’s exquisite orchid collection as well as varieties showcasing Singapore’s achievements in orchid cultivation, research, and conservation are also on display.
Singapore was not only the location for the hit film “Crazy Rich Asians,” but it has also taken centerstage at this year’s New York Botanical Garden’s orchid show.
Created in partnership with Singapore Botanical Gardens and Gardens by the Bay, the New York Botanical Garden’s “The Orchid Show: Singapore” honors this city’s legacy of garden design and floral display. It opened on February 23 and runs through April 28, 2019.
NYBG’s annual orchid show encompasses different themes and designs and showcases the beauty and diversity of these flowering plants. With Singapore, the destination is referred to as “a city within a garden,” in that it is not only a location for breeding and exporting orchids but also has green spaces and a solid appreciation for horticulture.
And, yes, their national flower is an orchid (it’s called Vanda Miss Joaquim).
“Singapore is one of the great orchid areas of the world,” said Marc Hachadourian, NYBG’s director of glasshouse horticulture and senior curator of orchids.
Orchids of all shapes, sizes, and colors will be on view. So will displays reflective of Singapore such as a smaller scale of Supertrees modeled after larger counterparts at the Gardens by the Bay. Found at this developed green space in Singapore, Supertrees are a manmade cluster of flora and fauna that are quite visually appealing.
“The reason why most people know about them now is that they were one of the starring players in ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ” said NYBG Chief Executive Officer and William C. Steere Sr. President Carrie Rebora Barratt, at a media preview. “If you’ve seen that movie, one scene takes place there.”