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Morning Eye Candy: Wish Upon a Star

Posted in Photography on May 23rd, 2015 by Matt Newman – 1 Comment

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Magnolia × wieseneri in the Magnolia Collection – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

This Weekend: Three Days of FRIDA KAHLO and Spring Beauty for Memorial Day

Posted in Programs and Events on May 22nd, 2015 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

Bronx River Thain Family Forest waterfallNYBG is open on Memorial Day! So come enjoy the holiday weekend amid the Garden’s seasonal spring beauty, with three days of our festive weekend programs surrounding FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life. With plenty of tours scheduled to highlight what’s beautiful in spring, there are many ways to experience the Garden this weekend. Continue reading for the full details of this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday’s special tours, film screenings, and live music and dance.

Don’t forget to check out our Mobile Guide, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, to enhance your experience!

If you’re out of town this weekend, next weekend is our Annual Science Open House—a once-a-year glimpse into the groundbreaking research that goes on at NYBG, with special tours of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the Steere Herbarium, and the Plant Research Laboratory.

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Morning Eye Candy: Splashes of Color in the Rock Garden

Posted in Photography on May 21st, 2015 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

Rhododendron-'Amoenum'

Rhododendron ‘Amoenum’ in the Rock Garden – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: From April Showers to May Flowers!

Posted in Photography on May 19th, 2015 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

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Rhododendron ‘Dexter 858′ in the Ross Conifer Arboretum – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

What Kids Say About Plants

Posted in Children's Education on May 18th, 2015 by Joyce Newman – 2 Comments

Joyce H. Newman is an environmental journalist and holds a Certificate in Horticulture from The New York Botanical Garden. She is the former editor of Consumer Reports GreenerChoices.org and a blogger for several home and garden publications.


Everett Children's Adventure Garden

Every week during the school year, more than 1,200 young children participate in specially designed school programs developed and taught at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden (ECAG). And that number swells to about 1,600 during New York City’s school testing weeks in April when more students stream into ECAG’s gardens and facilities because upper grades are taking tests.

“During the spring we see a big uptick in the number of school field trips. Our facility can serve over 2,000 students per week, allowing us to deliver programming to more children than any other children’s venue within NYBG,” says Fran Agnone, Coordinator of the Adventure Garden.
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Morning Eye Candy: Into the Woods

Posted in Photography on May 18th, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Thain Family Forest

In the Thain Family Forest – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Este Fin de Semana: FRIDA KAHLO Opening Weekend Celebration!

Posted in Programs and Events on May 15th, 2015 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

Casa Azul NYBG Frida Kahlo New York Botanical GardenThis weekend you’re invited to join NYBG for the Opening Weekend Celebration of FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life! Enter Frida’s world with live music, family activities, film screenings, and delicious dining options—all during the height of the Garden’s seasonal spring beauty. The Azalea Garden is at peak color, with the herbaceous peonies displaying their own vibrant hues. So spend this weekend at the Garden, and enhance your experience with our new mobile guide (must be on mobile) for FRIDA KAHLO, created with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies. So read on for the complete schedule of special programs, events, and tours this weekend!

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Morning Eye Candy: Amazing Azaleas!

Posted in Photography on May 15th, 2015 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

This weekend is the Opening Weekend Celebration for FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life—but while you’re admiring the new exhibition, don’t forget to enjoy the grounds as well. The Azalea Garden is nearing peak color!

Azalea GardenIn the Azalea Garden – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

NYBG Bids You Buenas Noches

Posted in Exhibitions, Programs and Events on May 13th, 2015 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

Frida al FrescoEvening events at the Garden provide one of the most magical atmospheres in New York City, and make for a perfect way to view our world-class exhibitions. FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life will be no exception. When the exhibition opens to the public on May 16, that evening will mark the first occasion in the grandest season of evening events the Garden has ever presented. Frida al Fresco Evenings will take place on select Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout the exhibition’s six-month run, with a variety of featured musicians, dancers, performers, and artists each night to transport visitors to Coyoacán and beyond.

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Morning Eye Candy: Plenty of Peonies

Posted in Photography on May 13th, 2015 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

That perennial spring favorite—so to speak—the herbaceous peony, returns to NYBG to brighten another season. See more at Curator’s Spotlight!

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Paeonia macrophylla in the Rock Garden – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen