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Designers selected for Veranda's Orchid Dinner centerpieces
Feb 1, 2012

Veranda and the New York Botanical Garden invited more than 20 designers from the worlds of fashion, architecture, design, and horticulture to create orchid centerpieces for the 5th annual Orchid Dinner taking place February 8 in Manhattan.
Designers include Alessandra Branca, Angelica Gomes for Angelica Flowers and Events, Baccarat by Rafael de Cardenas/Architecture at Large, Campion Platt, David Duncan, David Easton, FlowerSchool New York's Felipe Sastre, Juan Montoya, Laura Vinroot Poole with John Lupton, Andrew Thomas and Leontine Linens, Lexington Gardens, Lewis Miller, MagnaFlora Design, Philip Gorrivan for Lalique, Plaza Flowers, Richard Mishaan, Robert Marinelli, Roric Tobin for Geoffrey Bradfield Inc., Sebastian Li, Selina van der Geest NL-GB, Sherrill Canet, Stephen Elrod for Brunschwig & Fils and Tiffany & Co. by Richard Lambertson with David M. Handy Events.
Dara Caponigro, Editor in Chief of VERANDA, and Fernanda M. Kellogg, Chair of the Board of the Tiffany & Co. Foundation, will chair the evening.
“We’re thrilled to sponsor the Orchid Dinner for our 5th consecutive year,” said Caponigro. “The evening supports the New York Botanical Garden’s vital work in conservation and education and we are pleased to have helped the Garden attract so much creative talent in support of its mission. We cannot wait for the dinner – it is always a showcase for some of the most extraordinary design.”
Carolyn Englefield, VERANDA’s Director of Decoration and Special Projects, serves as decorations chair. Gala Chairs are Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan C. Clay and Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Royce. Honorary Chairs are Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Davidson and Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sullivan, Jr.
The Botanical Garden will honor Tiffany & Co. and The Tiffany & Co. Foundation at this year’s event for the Foundation’s decade of support as the Founding Sponsor of The Orchid Show, and will celebrate the company’s 175th Anniversary.
All proceeds from the Dinner underwrite the development of the Garden’s orchid research collection, which helps maintain the highest horticultural standards of orchid conservation. The Garden has also been designated a Plant Rescue Center through the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).  Improperly documented shipments of endangered wild orchids are seized at international borders and sent to these Centers.  Through careful research and the application of appropriate horticultural techniques, Garden staff members have been successful in bringing a majority of these ailing specimens back to health. Many are on view year-round in orchid displays at the Botanical Garden.
Individual tickets start at $1,500. Ticket information is available by calling 914.579.1000.

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