Two Exotic Ways to Enjoy New York Starting Today

Posted on Mar 2, 2012

The New York Times Travel Show Opens at the Jacob Javits Convention Center

Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4.  This is a great way to learn about exciting new destinations and ways to enjoy them. Children under 18 are admitted free, so bring everyone along for an unforgettable world tour.


Get a closer look at domestic and international hot spots, familiar favorites, and those under-the-radar escapes that are still relatively crowd free.


Get great travel tips at the travel seminars held throughout the day, hosted by experts in the field including Arthur and Pauline Frommer, Samantha Brown, Julia Dimon, Patricia Schultz, Brian Kelly (The Points Guy), Stephanie Abrams, The New York Times editorial team and more. 

Collect the information and then speak with your own Travel Advisor to personalize the trip for you.  Working with the local experts on the ground in the location, your Travel Advisor will make sure that your experience meets your goals and budget!

The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens

Saturday, March 3- Sunday, April 22 at the New York Botanical Gardens

The vertical gardens of French botanist and artist Patrick Blanc–featuring structures covered in orchids, ferns, exotic plants, and piphytes freed from the constraints of gravity–transform the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into an exotic spectacle to dazzle the senses in The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens.

Blanc’s vertical gardens are world-renowned for their cutting edge approach to horticulture. After years of travelling around the world as a professional botanist observing how plants grow in their natural habitats, Blanc pioneered a cutting-edge approach to vertical gardens that is celebrated by horticultural and design communities alike. Learn more about Patrick Blanc, his exciting gardening techniques, and about the fascinating world of orchids through a series of lectures, tours, demonstrations, and public programs.

Blanc’s fascination with unlikely ecosystems and the adaptations that allow plants to grow and thrive in unusual locations inspire and inform his vertical garden designs. The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens features a diversity of orchids. Orchids are found all over the world, and have adapted to survive in a variety of climates, locations, and growing conditions along with a wide diversity of other plant life. 

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