One of my favorite events of the winter design scene is The New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Dinner. Serving as a fundraising prelude to the annual Orchid Show, the Garden has continued its collaboration with Veranda in bringing together over 25 top NYC designers (see this year’s list below) to create spectacular orchid centerpieces and tabletops.
The theme of this year’s show, Key West Contemporary, opening March 1, should provide plenty of tropical inspiration.
Inspired by a modern garden originally designed by landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton, below,
photo Raymond Jungles
the Victorian-style glasshouse of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory will be transformed with a beautiful waterfall wall, a still reflecting pool and large pergolas, all covered of course with thousands of orchids.
As I anticipate the glory of the unusual specimens and fabulous table settings that I will be on display Monday evening, I thought it would be fun to take a peek at some of my favorites my previous seasons.
Top to bottom, left to right, are shown tables by: Alessandra Branca, David Duncan Antiques, Alex Gaston for Sunbrella, LMD Lewis Miller Design, Hilary Pereira for Christofle, Cullman & Kravis, Richard Lambertson with David Handy Events for Tiffany, Laura Vinroot Poole with John Lupton, Andrew Thomas and Leontine Linens and Philip Gorrivan with Lalique.
Stay tuned for a look at this year’s tables.