NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to popular demand and for the first time in almost six years, New York is getting a brand-new orchid show. Blooms Botanical Expo presents Blooms on Broadway, The New York Botanical Expo, featuring many international vendors offering a wide variety of orchids and more than 500 species of rare, collectible plants, botanical supplies and art for sale.
The event will take place at Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway) in Manhattan from Feb. 22-23, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, and Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. A special preview event featuring live music will take place on Feb. 21, 7 to 10 p.m. ET.
Tickets for the show are available now and can be purchased by visiting http://www.bloomsbotanicalexpo.com. Admission to the show is $25 per person. Tickets for the preview are $35 and can be purchased separately. Five dollars of each ticket goes towards the purchase of any plant for sale.
"As an active horticulturalist, I know there's a huge demand for the return of a New York orchid event," said Elle Ronis, co-founder of Blooms on Broadway, The New York Botanical Expo. "Hopefully this event will fill that void but with an updated version of the traditional Orchid Show. This event has something for every hobby grower and orchid enthusiast."
Blooms on Broadway will offer exotic plants such as Orchids, African Violets, house plants and perennials for sale. Vendors from Japan, Equador and the U.S. are scheduled to attend, and many will be participating in their first New York botanical show with Blooms on Broadway.
Attendees will also be able to hear from experts as part of a speaker series on subjects such as "how to create a tropical rain forest in your living room," or " how to improve the air quality in your apartment with plants." Speakers will be announced shortly along with celebrity judges who will be on-hand to judge the vendor displays.
"There is a deep history of, and huge appetite for a New York-based orchid show," said Brian Fischer, co-founder and producer of Blooms on Broadway, The New York Botanical Expo. "We're expecting 15,000 people to attend this event which offers something for everyone. We hope to bring this type of show back as a New York tradition."
About Blooms Botanical Expo
The Blooms Botanical Expo is the organization behind Blooms on Broadway, The New York Botanical Expo and was started by Elle Ronis and Brian Fischer. Ronis is a long-time orchid hobbyist, expert, grower and collector, and member of Deep Cut Orchid Society. Fischer, who has won top awards for floral design, is a seasoned organizer of past New York Orchid Shows and owner of several floral businesses in New York and New Jersey. He serves as the producer of Blooms on Broadway. New York Botanical Expo LLC is doing business as Blooms on Broadway.
SOURCE Blooms Botanical Expo