Celebrate the Orchid Show with our limited-edition NYBG Orchid Scarf. Designed at the Garden specially for the occasion, the scarf features illustrations from Woodlands Orchids, by English author, journalist, barrister, and orchid fancier, Frederick Boyle (1841-1914).
Woodlands Orchids consists of a description of the famous collection of orchids at Woodlands, an estate belonging to Mr. Robert Measures who commissioned Boyle to write a book about the history of his favorite plant. Boyle gathered together a number of tales of the adventures of orchid-seekers and the book is illustrated by colored plates of the rarer orchid species mentioned. Boyle's writings on orchids helped to inspire the craze for growing them known as orchidmania.