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Tropical Setting Abloom in Somers

Orchid Credits: Simone Kurtz
Miltonia Renee Komoda Orchid ‘Pacific Alabaster’ Credits: Simone Kurtz
Vuylstekeara Orchid, or Carnivale Rio Credits: Simone Kurtz
Credits: Simone Kurtz
Colmanara hybrid, also known as Golden Red Star Credits: Simone Kurtz

SOMERS, N.Y.-Take a break from the deep freeze and visit the tropics at the Orchid Dreams exhibit, featuring a display of flowering tropical orchids, which runs through Sunday, March 18, at Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Somers.

More than 200 flowering tropical orchids are assembled in the Lasdon Conservatory. The exhibit also features interpretive signs to help visitors understand these beautiful plants. It will be open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekday tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under; weekend tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the Garden Shop until 3:30 p.m.

The Orchid Dreams exhibit is sponsored by Prospero Nursery in White Plains.

Lasdon Park, Arboretum, and Veterans Memorial, a Westchester County Park, is located on Route 35 in Somers. (GPS 2610 Amawalk Road, Katonah.)

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