Rhododendron ‘Dexter 858′ in the Ross Conifer Arboretum – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen
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.
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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In the Thain Family Forest – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen
This 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!
Evening 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.
Today is going to be a scorcher! Come cool off in the shade of the Perennial Garden’s “Cool Room”—where all the plantings, such as these tulips, are in cool shades of blue, white, and violet.
In the Perennial Garden – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen