As we find ourselves at home there is more time to clear clutter, change around furniture, reread books and dusting off old picture albums. New York has been hit real badly with this pandemic and because of stringent measures to curtail the spread, venues like the botanical gardens are closed. I did not visit the annual orchid show this year as my plan was to visit the garden when all the flowers and special gardens were in full bloom. The New York Botanical garden, located in the Bronx, offers a themed orchid show annually.
To see cherry blossoms we generally think of the Washington DC area but in The Brooklyn Botanical Garden, 52 acres, the annual cherry blossom festival along Cherry Esplanade attracts visitors of all ages.
A visit a week or two before the cherry blossoms are in full bloom is very picturesque and certainly not as crowded as when the festival is on. My friend and I took a stroll around grounds take a look.
Somehow I find myself fascinated by bare trees so I will always take photographs of unusually shaped trees. Let’s take a look at some of the displays at the 250 acres New York Botanical Garden. The orchid show is held in the Enid Haupt conservatory annually. There is a cost for entry to view the show for visitors and is included in membership depending on the type of membership. Some members have access to the entire grounds while others have privilege for special events in addition.
The first arrangement as we enter the conservatory where we wait for the official guide. In general you have the freedom to go through the exhibition at your own pace. If you decide to join the guide you may leave the group at any time. The theme was chandelier and I noticed most of the exhibits were arranged to appear like a chandelier mostly hanging.
As we strolled through the conservatory we noticed some eye catching displays.
Dale Chihuly is a glass sculptor whose glass pieces are awesome so I decided to visit with a relative who was visiting New York. Off to The New York garden.
These exhibits are all blow glass taking form of flowers, plants, birds and other alien looking forms.
See you on my next visit.
3 thoughts on “Reflections of the Botanical Gardens”
Enjoyed, as usual.
I liked the red lines (vertical) that were placed on that ornament in the wade pool………….quite unique!
Lots of gorgeous flowers…………hmmmm such lovely orchids, eh?
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The sculptures of Dale Chihuly are so beautiful!
Yes they are his work is easily identified
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