8 Ways to Use Flowers at Winter Events

From ethereal garlands to cocktail garnishes, here are ways to tie orchids into event decor this season.

By Jenny Berg February 18, 2015, 8:18 AM EST

Photo: Robin Carlson

Though February isn't an ideal time for garden parties, two major flower-centric events are happening this month: The New York Botanical Garden's orchid show runs February 28 to April 19, while the Chicago Botanic Garden's orchid show is currently running through March 15. The New York garden kicked off its event with the annual Orchid Dinner earlier this month; the Chicago institution hosted a preview party for its orchid show on February 13. The two events featured plenty of fresh ideas for giving wintertime events a lush, flowery feel. Here's a peek inside both.

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