A joint collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens, United States Botanic Garden, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and National Portrait Gallery, this installation filled the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture with hundreds of orchids of stunning variety. The installation showcased how orchids have adapted to their many different environments, and can be found on every single continent except Antarctica.

Orchids: Amazing Adaptations was the first exhibit to open as part of HABITAT, a Smithsonian Gardens–wide exhibition exploring the importance of habitats and how we can help protect them. Habitat is the first in a series of changing exhibitions connecting all of Smithsonian Gardens’ spaces with a single theme.