I love the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx so much that I have a year long membership. Put that together with the infamous Corpse flower – a flower that is said to smell like rotting meat and death – and there is no reason I shouldn’t be there. NYBG had a Corpse Flower cam on Youtube that we watched religiously – for the Corpse flower blooms once every few years, sometimes longer, and is then done in a short amount of time, usually under 36 hours. We timed it perfectly and all the universe helped conspired what seemed to be an impossible trip to make on the day that we went. And as it turns out, we went on the perfect day. The flower closed back up the next day. Here are some views from the day.
Also – how did it smell? Honestly? Like strong black pepper. But it definitely filled a room.