New York Botanical Garden
Through April 12
You can blame it on Patrick Blanc. He is the guy that took vertical walls from being rare to ubiquitous. The current orchid show at the NYBG is fabulous, for once. I go to the show every year and come away feeling the beauty of the plants, but not being inspired by the design. This year is different.
NYBG hired Blanc to design vertical walls of orchids for the show. Blanc is a plant geek. Just look at the map of the one of his plantings. There over 250 species.
He is also a botanist, whose specialty is tropical plants. After scouring most of the tropical places on the globe; Blanc studied how plants grow in their natural eco-systems .... vertically, on walls, on limestone, in cracks, in understory situations with humidity.
a new species endemic to the