New York Botanical Garden showcases orchids as art

02/26/2009 | NYTimes.com

The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx showcases the bold beauty of orchids with a Brazilian twist in "The Orchid Show: Brazilian Modern." The exhibit features 800 white moth orchids blanketing a free-standing wall and 12-feet-high vertical planters inspired by Cubism. "We're really using plants as art, in a museum of living things," said Francisca Coelho, a curator at the botanical garden.

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