The Orchid Show 2018

The New York Botanical Garden's 2018 Orchid Show featured an installation by Daniel Ost and displayed thousands of orchids and other flowers from the garden's permanent collection. I filmed the show on April 17, and set the video to music by Gabriel Fauré, Erik Satie and Léo Delibes.

  The Orchid Show, New York Botanical Garden, April 17, 2018

The Orchid Show, New York Botanical Garden, April 17, 2018

  New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show, April 17, 2018

New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show, April 17, 2018

The Orchid Show: Thailand

I visited the Orchid Show: Thailand on March 12 and 29, 2017. The orchids and other plants in the Haupt Conservatory were absolutely stunning in their riot of color, shapes and sensuality.

  The Orchid Show: Thailand, NYBG, March 2017

The Orchid Show: Thailand, NYBG, March 2017

The video is set to music by Delibes, Schumann, Niemann and Chopin. I made it part of the Contemplate This! series, which is designed to relieve stress while being viewed!

Some of the gorgeous blooms at the show.

The jade vines in the Haupt Conservatory aquatic room are so incredibly sensual.

  Jade vine, NYBG, March 2017

Jade vine, NYBG, March 2017

The cactuses were also intriguing, and warranted several photos.

The Train Show, 2016

Thanks to the generosity of Sonia Villa, I was able to visit the Holiday Train Show at NYBG and produce a video for the Christmas in New York series. 

  The Holiday Train Show, New York Botanical Garden, 2016

The Holiday Train Show, New York Botanical Garden, 2016

The video really displays the intricate plant-created buildings in this exhibition. Below are some photos from the show.

 

An Afternoon in the Gardens

I spent about seven hours in the Bronx at the New York Botanical Garden on March 31, 2016. It was a very early spring day, and while the daffodils were in full bloom, other plants were just starting to come up. The chipmunks were a delight, once I was able to spot them in the rustling leaves.

The orchid show was on, but I didn't attend since the tickets were a little pricey and I wanted to spend most of my first visit to the garden in the Thain Family Forest. I had heard there was a pair of great horned owls, and I looked in every hemlock I could to try to find them. I didn't succeed. But what I did see made for a very rewarding afternoon.

I put up a Silly Video, An Afternoon in the Gardens. It is set to Beethoven's String Quartet No. 3 in D, Op. 18, No. 3, performed by the Borromeo String Quartet. Enjoy!