New York Botanical Garden Orchid Dinner Preview

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.

OrchidThe theme of this year’s show, Key West Contemporary, opening March 1, should provide plenty of tropical inspiration.

NYBG orchid showInspired 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,

Raymond Jungles garden as inspiration for Orchid showphoto 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.

NYBG Orchid Dinner CollageTop 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.

4 thoughts on “New York Botanical Garden Orchid Dinner Preview

  1. The table settings in the botanical garden orchid dinner party are fabulous, breathtaking and luxurious.I love orchids, thanks for sharing these pics and the post.

  2. Just a quick note: my step-father provided many of the original specimen orchids for the New York Botnical Garden many years ago. I wonder how many of his “babies” are still thriving? Orchid lovers are a breed unto themselves. Have a wonderful time.

  3. One of our favorite events of the year, too, and you do such a great job covering the tables. We’ve made it a priority to go to the show this year – anything to brighten up our day and make us look forward to spring!
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