© Brandon Vargas
Famed French botanist Patrick Blanc, renowned for his lush gravity defying gardens, has made his way to the New York Botanical Garden this Spring to design a series of horticultural walls that showcase an array of brilliant tropical orchids.
Accompanying thousands of these exotic and enchanting flowers, Blanc incorporates a lush assemblage of exotic ferns and other tropical plants to transform the Enid Haupt Conservatory, the largest Victorian style glasshouse in the country, into a gorgeous display of vivid tropical colors and sensual scents.
© Bud Collins
Blanc’s work has been an inspiration to horticulturists and designers world wide; his spectacular green walls are hailed for their sinuous, textured patterns that appear both wild and manicured. Below you can see one of Blanc's most famous works on the facade of the Quai Branley Museum in Paris.
An awe inspiring journey for the senses, The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc's Vertical Gardens
runs through April 22nd at The New York Botanical Garden