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The 18th Annual Orchid Show: Kaleidoscope

The 18th Annual Orchid Show: Kaleidoscope featuring the famed floral designer, Jeff Leatham brings thousands of bold and beautiful colors to this years annual showcase. . Jeff Leatham, is an award winning artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel in Paris,creating floral sensations since 1995, knighted with the Orde des Arts et Lettres, the highest honor for atists in the French culture. Jeff’s clients include Oprah Winfrey, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, Cher and the Kardashians. The Botanical Garden will be showcasing thousands of orchids through mirrored sculptures, overhead arches and rain forest deserts, all with a bust of color illustrated by this years designer.

The Orchid Show 2020
The Orchid Show 2020

At this years press preview, Jeff explains how humbled he feels to have such an opportunity to create magic for The NYBG Orchid Show. He helped facilitate our tour through a wonderful world of rare and iconic orchids. “Jeff states ” I want every gallery to be a different color experience for visitors as they move through them, like looking into a kaleidoscope”. He loved kaleidoscopes as a child, and this was his vision for NYBG exhibit.

The Orchid Show 2020
The Orchid Show 2020
The Orchid Show 2020
The Orchid Show 2020
The Orchid Show 2020
The Orchid Show 2020
The Orchid Show 2020
The Orchid Show 2020
The Orchid Show 2020
The Orchid Show 2020

 

There are a number of hidden gems this year. Make your way to the rain forest desert to get a glimpse of the underground illustration with bursts of breathtaking colors. As you move through the passage the colors follow you and transcend into one another. It’s amazing! You can also enjoy orchid evenings with a 21+ crowd, music, light bites, a cash bar and dancing. On Thursday February 20th at 11am join Jeff Leatham as he discusses how he brings his floral designs to life, with a Q&A and book signing directly after.

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