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A kaleidoscope of orchids

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Tilt your head any which way, and what you see changes.

The leaves of the surrounding orchids take on new shapes or disappear entirely in the mirrored sculpture that greets visitors in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden.

It’s a part of this year’s orchid show, which stemmed from the mind of renowned American floral designer Jeff Leatham, who, among other things, was awarded France’s highest civilian honor in 2014.

Subtitled “Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope,” the show wends its way through the conservatory from right to left, with a rainbow tunnel connecting both sides.

Walking through the conservatory is to embark on a psychedelic journey through a verdant, chromatic sanctuary that has offered a reprieve from a particularly erratic winter.

It ends April 19.

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