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Weekly Wildlife at the Garden: The Tiger’s Stripes

Posted in Photography on July 28th, 2015 by Patricia Gonzalez – Be the first to comment

Patricia Gonzalez is an NYBG Visitor Services Attendant and avid wildlife photographer.


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An eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) in the Home Gardening Center – Photo by Patricia Gonzalez

Morning Eye Candy: Tuesdaylilies

Posted in Photography on July 28th, 2015 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

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Hemerocallis ‘Baltimore Oriole’ along Daylily Walk – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Under the Dome

Posted in Photography on July 27th, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

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Bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora var. serotina) near the Library Building – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

This Weekend: Find Frida Fun for All

Posted in Programs and Events on July 24th, 2015 by Vilina Phan – Be the first to comment

Aesculus parviflora forma serotina 05Transport yourself to the wonderful world of Frida Kahlo this weekend! With FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life in full swing, there’s no time like the present to experience and celebrate the life of the great artist. See the world as Frida did in the Enid A. Conservatory, which re-imagines her home and garden, the Casa Azul, in Mexico City. Then visit the Mertz Library and view an exquisitely curated collection of rarely seen paintings by Frida Kahlo.

Hungry? Make reservations to the Hudson Garden Grill–equal parts picturesque and delicious. As of this week, the full-service farm-to-table restaurant at the Garden has an updated Frida-inspired menu designed by Chef Julian Alonzo.

And throughout the weekend there will be music, dance, and film screenings—all honoring Frida, Diego, and the country they called home. So come and spend some time enjoying the Garden’s summer landscape—we know it’s been on your seasonal bucket list!
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Morning Eye Candy: Lush

Posted in Photography on July 24th, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Seasonal Walk’s enthusiastic growth creates a spectacle of colors and shapes in summer, something we’re always willing to encourage as the lushness of the season takes center stage in the Garden.

Seasonal Walk

The summer spectacle of Seasonal Walk – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Heart of the Tropics

Posted in Photography on July 23rd, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

While the Rose Garden may be garnering plenty of attention for its reds and pinks right now, missing the elegant hues of the hibiscus in the Home Gardening Center would be a mistake.

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Hibiscus Summerific® ‘Cranberry Crush’ in the Home Gardening Center – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Summer Icons

Posted in Photography on July 22nd, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Daylily Walk

Daylily Walk – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Weekly Wildlife at the Garden: Bumbling Along

Posted in Wildlife on July 21st, 2015 by Patricia Gonzalez – 2 Comments

Patricia Gonzalez is an NYBG Visitor Services Attendant and avid wildlife photographer.


One of the things I love about this time of year is that all of the outdoor gardens surrounding the Haupt Conservatory—the Home Gardening Center, Perennial Garden, Seasonal Walk, and Ladies’ Border among them—are teaming with bumblebees doing their important work. But my personal favorite place to shoot them is Daffodil/Daylily Walk. The blazing oranges, purples, and other colors serve as a fantastic backdrop to my winged friends.

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A bumblebee (Bombus) along Daylily Walk – Photo by Patricia Gonzalez

Morning Eye Candy: Bridal Silk

Posted in Photography on July 21st, 2015 by Matt Newman – 1 Comment

In what’s quickly becoming my favorite appearance of the year, the ‘Bridal Silk’ poppies of the Perennial Garden are once again touting the simple and clean.

Papaver rhoeas 'Bridal Silk'

Papaver rhoeas ‘Bridal Silk’ in the Perennial Garden – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Purple Puffs

Posted in Photography on July 20th, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

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Hydrangeas near Mosholu Gate – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen