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Morning Eye Candy: Over the River and Through the Woods

Posted in Photography on September 23rd, 2014 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

You won’t find grandma’s house in the Thain Family Forest (hopefully), but there is still a green freshness to enjoy under the canopy before the fall colors completely taken hold just yet. We will keep you updated on the changing leaves as we get closer to Fall Forest Weekends in November.
Thain Family Forest

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

A Garden and a Landmark, Thanks to Your Support

Posted in Gardens and Collections on September 22nd, 2014 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

Rock Garden Cascade NYBGTwo years ago, we began a process that would ultimately lead to the restoration of our historic Rock Garden cascade. Originally a project of the horticulturist T. H. Everett and the Depression-era Works Progress Administration, the waterfall at the center of this 2.5-acre refuge had fallen into disrepair when it was selected as a candidate for 2012′s Partners in Preservation competition. This campaign offered grants of $250,000 to whichever sites were most chosen by online voters.

Thanks to New Yorkers and fans of the Garden like you, we won! The Rock Garden was one of sixteen sites to receive a Partners in Preservation grant in 2012. This past April, we reopened the Rock Garden to visitors, with the cascade bubbling in full health for the first time in years. With the recent approval of our final report, our grant is now complete and we want to extend the most heartfelt thanks to Partners in Preservation, a joint venture of American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and of course to everyone who answered the call to vote.

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Morning Eye Candy: A Snack for the Road

Posted in Photography on September 22nd, 2014 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

This monarch butterfly will soon join the rest of his friends in migration to leave the cold northeastern winter. In the meantime, they’re still enjoying our Asteraceae!

Monarch Butterfly Asters Home Gardening Center

In the Home Gardening Center – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Autumn Light

Posted in Photography on September 21st, 2014 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

September afternoon cast an unmistakable yellowish glow on the grounds.

Home Gardening Center

In the Home Gardening Center – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Catching Some Rays

Posted in Photography on September 20th, 2014 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

The Haupt Conservatory looks immaculate against the cloudless sky.

Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

In the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

This Weekend: The Haunted Pumpkin Garden is Back!

Posted in Programs and Events on September 19th, 2014 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

haunted pumpkin gardenThe countdown to Halloween has officially begun with tomorrow’s debut of The Haunted Pumpkin Garden! From now through October 31 the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden will be taken over by eye-catching pumpkins and spooky fun for all ages.

Kids can join in Halloween Parades every weekend at 1 and 3 p.m. and enjoy a whole variety of pumpkin-themed activities. Starting tomorrow, the Creepy Creatures of Halloween will visit NYBG every weekend. Get to know some of the oddest critters around and learn how they live in the wild. Explore the full program schedule for The Haunted Pumpkin Garden, including upcoming events with Master Carver Ray Villafane and our Spooky Nighttime Adventures! Read on for this weekend’s lineup, including which creepy critters you can expect to see.
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Morning Eye Candy: Sailing on the Breeze

Posted in Photography on September 19th, 2014 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

The swamp milkweed is preparing to send its seeds scattering to the wind.

Asclepias incarnata swamp milkweed
Asclepias incarnata in Seasonal Walk – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

First Look at Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden

Posted in Exhibitions, Video on September 18th, 2014 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

kiku nybgWhile we gear up for the first weekend of Halloween fun at the Haunted Pumpkin Garden, remember that Kiku arrives at NYBG in just two weeks! Our popular celebration of the rich tradition of chrysanthemum cultivation in Japan returns on October 2 with new, breathtaking displays in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

To offer a bit of background about the exhibit, and to provide a sneak peek at our exciting upcoming programs, please enjoy this latest trailer for Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden.

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Morning Eye Candy: Leopard Spots and Dew Drops

Posted in Photography on September 18th, 2014 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment

Peruvian lily is a real show-off.

Alstroemeria 'Casablanca' peruvian lily

Alstroemeria ‘Casablanca’ in the Ladies’ Border – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

This Week at the Greenmarket: Apples in the Big Apple

Posted in Programs and Events on September 17th, 2014 by Lansing Moore – Be the first to comment
apple fritter rings martha stewart

Photo via Martha Stewart

The Greenmarket is back today, with fresh produce each week throughout the fall season. Today’s breakout star is certainly the apples, perhaps New York State’s most popular produce. Pick up the freshest local apples today while the Greenmarket is open until 3 p.m. To get you motivated, we have a a delicious fall recipe so sweet and delicious you will forget all about the words “pumpkin spice”—apple fritter rings! Read on for the recipe, because you have to see it to believe it.

Plenty of other seasonal fruits and vegetables are also available at today’s Greenmarket, as well as some fresh baked goods from our local vendors. GrowNYC has a handy chart of what’s in season that will come in handy as fall progresses. The Greenmarket will continue coming to the Garden every Wednesday until November 26, so come enjoy the crisp weather and pick up some healthy treats!
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