Oh, orchids!

Despite a record-setting blizzard in January and some wackadoodle weather on Presidents’ Day – in which we all felt like Hugh Grant, cycling through the seasons in an instant in “Notting Hill” – Winter 2015-16 has been mostly gentle with us here in the Northeast.

But we know what you’re thinking: Comes the end of February and the siren song of spring begins to trill in our ears. The New York Botanical Garden, celebrating its 125th anniversary, knows this. That’s why the last weekend in February always marks the opening of its wildly popular “Orchid Show” in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

This year’s show runs from Saturday, Feb. 27 through April 17 and is inspired by the 19th-century craze sparked by a single orchid bloom, which came to be known as Orchidelirium. As the Garden puts it, “Visitors to the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory will be transported on an epic journey that engages all of the senses and underscores the allure and intrigue of these exquisite beauties.”

In other words, the “Orchid Show: Orchidelirium” is set to explore what we all know: That these flowers of infinite variety are truly lust-worthy.

For more, visit nybg.org.

– Georgette Gouveia

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