#InTheLoop | Queens Botanical Garden Hosts Perennial Orchid Show
BY QEDC It's In Queens
There’s nothing like flowers. So beautiful. So fragrant. So diverse. And so many are going to pop up in Flushing next weekend.
Queens Botanical Garden will host Taiwan: A World of Orchids from Friday, Aug. 13, to Sunday, Aug. 15. Presented via a partnership with the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York, this annual event mixes a stunning display of several hundred pots of orchids with a healthy dose of art, film, horticulture, origami, and music.
Taiwan: A World of Orchids is free, but general QBG admission — Adults: $6; Seniors (age 62+): $4; Students with ID: $4; Children (ages 4 to 12): $2; Children (age 3 and under): free — will be charged.
Along with the flora, Taiwanese artists Chih-Yuan Chang, Wan-Sian Lai, Te-Sian Shih, and Chingya Weng will exhibit their work. Plus, a pre-recorded concert featuring Taiwanese piano stars Ching-Yun Hu, Natasha Wu, and Yao-Wen Chang will screen on televisions.
Origami & Ox Lantern Making Activity, Aug. 13, 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm.
Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s Information Booth with info, puzzles, temporary tattoos, and a free postcard service, Aug. 14, 1 pm to 4 pm.
Diabolo Demonstrations, Aug. 15, 2 pm and 4 pm.
Three Screenings of a 90-Minute Taiwanese Animated Shorts Compilation, Aug. 13 through Aug. 15, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.
Orchid Care Demonstrations with QBG Volunteer Orchid Specialist Amanda Dorn, Aug. 14 and Aug. 15, 2 pm to 4 pm.
Orchid Arts, Aug. 13, 9 am to 5 pm, Aug. 14 and Aug. 15, 9 am to 2 pm.
Beer and Wine Garden, Aug. 14 and Aug. 15, noon to 5 pm.
Right after the show closes on Aug. 15 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, orchids will be on sale as long as supplies last.
They look great in any garden or table. They add style to a wedding wardrobe. They can be used in herbal remedies. Their dried seed pods are super for aromatherapy. Their dried leaves add flavor to rum.
Orchids grow almost anywhere in the world, but the southern tip of Taiwan has the perfect climate, sun, and soil for cultivating this plant. In fact, the East Asian island is the world’s largest exporter, sending orchids to more than 75 countries.
QBG’s front entrance is 43-50 Main St. There’s a parking lot at 42-80 Crommelin St. with a $15 rate on Saturday and Sunday.