“Color is the first and most important aspect of my work, always. I want every gallery to be a different color experience, like looking into a kaleidoscope.”
Jeff Leatham, American Designer and Artistic Director of the Four Seasons Hotels
If you’ve ever wondered what a real-life kaleidoscope would feel like, famed American Designer Jeff Leathams has finally created the opportunity for you to do just that!
Immerse yourself in a world full of color and mesmerizing floral masterpieces at Jeff Leatham’s Orchid Show. Showcased at the Haupt Conservatory of the New York Botanical Garden from Saturday, February 15, 2020 until Sunday, April 19, 2020, the installation is a burst of color that’ll liven up your day.
The Brains behind the Installation
American Designer, Jeff Leatham, is the artistic brain behind the sensational artwork at the George V Hotel and the Four Seasons Hotels in Beverly Hills as well as in Philadelphia.
Leatham is deeply inspired by, and most popularly known for, floral designs. He began his career in 1995, combining his adoration for flowers and passion for design, to create remarkably colorful and attention-grabbing designs.
His creations are always striking, daring and guaranteed to leave you feeling captivated for a long time after. Cher, Oprah Winfrey and the Dalai Lama are a few clients that stand out on Jeff Leatham’s rather glittering work palette.
In addition to designing, Jeff Leatham has also published several design books to pass on his artistic wisdom which remain best-sellers worldwide. These include Flowers by Jeff Leatham, Flower’s by Design, and Jeff Leatham: Visionary Floral Art and Design.
If you want to continue having your mind blown by his magnificent artwork, you can follow his Instagram page at @jeffleatham.
What to Expect at the Orchid Show
Jeff Leatham’s vision for the Orchid Show is all about spectacular colors, shapes and textures. The Orchid Show is rich in different varieties, colors and textures, ensuring that no single experience of the conservatory is the same as the one before.
The Orchid Show is sure to make you feel like you’re walking around a wonderland of flowers, with every corner and every turn of the installation offering something new.
In the words of the designer himself, “When the guests walked through the conservatory, every space they walked through they had a different color experience like turning a kaleidoscope.”
You will feel the orchids and their bright colors come to life while walking through the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. Bursting with reds, hot pinks, oranges, purples – this Orchid Show truly seems like a fantasized world straight out a novel!
Witness a world of stunning overhead arches along with ribbons inspired by vines, dramatic lighting and even a mirrored sculpture. You really couldn’t ask for more!
If that wasn’t enough, experience local flavors from the Bronx Night Market and the high energy of performers who set the stage for enjoying delicious cocktails.
Other Attractions to Look Out for
The Orchid Show, apart from offering the exquisitely decorated fairytale-like conservatory, also offers activities like the Orchid Care Demonstrations and the Orchid Ecotherapy Tour.
If you’re feeling particularly artistic, you can even take Orchid classes to create gorgeous orchid masterpieces for yourself!
You can check out the select dates and timings for these activities here.
Dates and Location
You can visit the Orchid Show at the Haupt Conservatory (Bronx Park Rd, The Bronx, NY 10458), located inside the New York Botanical Garden from February 15, 2020 until April 19, 2020.
The Garden can be easily accessed through the Metro-North Railroad and via the subway. It is only 20 minutes from the Grand Central Terminal to Botanical Garden Station on Metro North’s Harlem local line.
We recommend taking public transportation, taxi or some other ride-sharing services since trying to find parking may cause delays. Parking is limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis, and is not guaranteed.
However, if you are deciding to drive, you can use the on-site parking that is available at the Garden (2900 Southern Blvd). Alternatively, you can also park at the New York Botanical Garden Parking Garage (401 Bedford Park Blvd). There is a parking fee of $20 per vehicle which is on top of admission.
You can get your tickets online ahead of time for guaranteed admission to the exhibition.
The All-Garden Pass allows access to the Garden’s grounds, daily programs, their tram tours and more.
Be sure to check for differences in weekday and weekend pricing as well as the Orchid Evenings pricing. You can expect a wait on peak days for entry into the conservatory.
You could be a huge fan of orchids, an admirer of unique and colorful art, or you could simply want to experience a remarkably decorated installation that feels like your kaleidoscope has come to life.
Whatever the case may be, this Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden is sure to please your senses!