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Senior Program Taking Reservations for The Orchid Show – 1/7/2013

The Recreation Department wants Mount Vernon seniors to join them on a group trip to the New York Botanical Gardens “The Orchid Show” this coming March.

A National Historic Landmark landscape, the garden, founded in 1891, boasts one of the world’s greatest collections of plants on 250 acres. Besides gardens and plant collections, over 30,000 trees can be found on the grounds of this Bronx plantlife sanctuary.

 The orchid exhibition is the largest in the country. For the past 10 years visitors from across the country travel to the Garden to view its lush landscape featuring 300 varieties of orchids among 5,000 plants. A vertical display in the Shop in the Garden is available for visitors to take a sample home with them.

Tickets are available now at minimally priced $18 per person and include transportation. Reservations and ticket payment is due by January 11, 2012. For further information contact the Office for the Aging at 914-665-2315.

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