Annual orchid show kicks off at New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx

The annual orchid show at the New York Botanical Gardens kicked off Saturday.

The annual orchid show at the New York Botanical Gardens kicked off Saturday. (3/1/14)

THE BRONX - The annual orchid show at the New York Botanical Gardens kicked off Saturday.

The theme of this year's spectacular display is Key West and its tropical gardens.

Thousands of orchids are on display, including flowers that have rarely been seen.

Residents say the exhibition is a welcome break from the harsh winter.

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