Taiwan: A World of Orchids

Taiwan: A World of Orchids
台灣:蘭花世界

Friday, August 12-Sunday, August 14, 2022

Included in Garden Admission: $0-6 • FREE for Members
For all ages • Registration recommended; Walk-ins welcome
$15 Parking • Free hours suspended on Sunday

Welcome to the ninth annual Taiwan: A World of Orchids exhibition, in partnership with the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York (TECO-NY)! In this three-day weekend at Queens Botanical Garden, immerse yourself in a stunning display of over 750 pots of orchids and experience Taiwanese art and culture! Make orchid crafts; watch diabolo yo-yo tricks, Chinese calligraphy, and a tea ceremony; ask our orchid expert questions; listen to ancient storytelling; and so much more. And don’t forget to shop our orchid sale throughout the weekend!

See below for a detailed program schedule (subject to change). 

Tickets

Free & Reduced Pricing Opportunities

The Garden partners with many organizations to offer free or reduced admission, including Urban Advantage, CoolCulture, and CUNY students. Check our Admissions page to learn more about our partnerships, terms of discount or free admission, and instructions for redeeming. Please note that select events that are included in admission may require registration and be first-come, first-served: https://queensbotanical.org/hours_admission

Program Schedule

Subject to change

Friday, August 12

9am-5pm Orchid Exhibition
Visitor & Administration Building (V&A) Terrace, Auditorium, & Meeting Room

9am-5pm Orchid Sale
Main Street Entry Plaza 

9am-5pm Orchid Crafts
V&A Terrace 

11am, 1 & 3pm Jelly/3D Flower Art Demonstration
V&A Meeting Room • 40 minutes

1 & 3pm Jazz Trio Performance
V&A Terrace • 30 minutes

2 & 4pm Paper Cutting Craft Demonstration
V&A Meeting Room • 30 minutes 

4:30-5pm Recorded video reading of Wang Xizhi’s poem 蘭亭序“Alan-t’ing Chi” or Preface to the Orchid Pavilion
Reading and translation by Maggie Chiang, Ph.D. East Asian Studies
Xizhi (303–361 AD) was a renowned Chinese calligrapher, politician, general, and writer during the Jin dynasty.
V&A Terrace

Saturday, August 13

9am-5pm Orchid Exhibition
Visitor & Administration Building (V&A) Terrace, Auditorium, & Meeting Room

9am-5pm Orchid Sale
Main Street Entry Plaza

9am-2pm Orchid Crafts
V&A Terrace 

11am-5pm Food & Beverage
Oak Allée & QBG Store • Available for purchase

11:30am, 1:40pm, & 3:45pm Tea Ceremony Demonstration
V&A Meeting Room • 20 minutes

12-5pm Beer & Wine Garden
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.
Oak Allée

12-12:45pm Stories from the famous Chinese novel Hsi-yu chi “Monkey King: Journey to the West” by Wu Ch’eng-en (c.1506-1580)
Storytelling by Maggie Chiang, Ph.D. East Asian Studies
V&A Auditorium

1 & 3pm Jazz Trio Performance
V&A Terrace • 30 minutes

1 & 3pm Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration
V&A Meeting Room • 20 minutes

2-4pm Orchid Care Demonstration
Ask our orchid expert Amanda Dorn questions about orchid care!
V&A Terrace

2:15 & 4pm Taiwanese Puppet Master Workshop
V&A Auditorium 30 minutes

Sunday, August 14

9am-4pm* Orchid Exhibition
Visitor & Administration Building (V&A) Terrace, Auditorium, & Meeting Room
*Parts of the exhibit close at 4pm today to dress up for the Post-Exhibit Orchid Sale at 4:30pm (below)

9am-4pm Orchid Sale
Main Street Entry Plaza

9am-2pm Orchid Crafts
V&A Terrace

11am, 1pm Diabolo Yo-Yo Tricks
Oak Allée • 30 minutes

11am-5pm Food & Beverage
Oak Allée • Available for purchase

11:30am, 1:40pm, & 3:45pm Tea Ceremony Demonstration
Meeting Room • 20 minutes

12-5pm Beer & Wine Garden
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase
Oak Allée

12-12:45pm Stories from the famous Chinese novel Hsi-yu chi “Monkey King: Journey to the West” by Wu Ch’eng-en (c.1506-1580)
Storytelling by Maggie Chiang, Ph.D. East Asian Studies
V&A Auditorium

1-1:30pm Paper Cutting Craft Demonstration
V&A Meeting Room

2-4pm Orchid Care Demonstration
Ask our orchid expert Amanda Dorn questions about orchid care!
V&A Terrace

2:15 & 4pm Taiwanese Puppet Master Workshop
V&A Auditorium 30 minutes

3-3:40pm Jelly/3D Flower Art Demonstration
V&A Meeting Room

4:30-6:30pm Post-Exhibit Orchid Sale
Wedding Garden Plaza
Take home one of the show’s beauties!

Event Partner

Event Sponsors

Pauline Huang / Queens Botanical Garden Ambassador
A Lovely Day NYC
Ace Mountings Co.
Catmint Wheelcake
Center Auto Inc
Le Doux Baking Studio
Lin + Loveall Foundation
Linda Fashion Accessories
LuminoCity
Sherry Yang
SSC International Inc USA
Sue Ming Wu
Taisuco America
Taiwan Orchid Growers Association (TOGA)
Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor
Té Company
Tea Story
United Orchids

Special Thanks

Performers

Elena Liao of Té Company – Tea Ceremony
Tsai Yi-Wei – Puppet Workshop
Ting of Le Doux Baking Studio – Orchid Cake Art Demonstration
Dr. Winnie Yang, Music Director of MuseConnet – VIP Reception Music
Maggie Chiang – Poetry Reading & Story Telling
Lina Yang – Paper Cutting
Liwei Fang – Chinese Calligraphy
Ellen Fan – 3D Jelly Flower Art
YuChen Tseng – Keyboard
Danni Wu – Vocal
Zitian Zhang – Guitar
Kazuho Murakami – Trombone
Josephine Chuang & Aaron Chuang

Taiwanese Artists

Pin Hsin Chu
Chia Hsuan Kuo
Chin Yin Katz
Ray Tsung-Jui Tsou

Design School Students

Coordinated by Wilfred Hu & Rae Chen:
Amanda Tin Hsuan Wang
Madelyn Kellum
Julie Tu
Emily Hsu
Shiddi Daga
Wan Yun Tung