Archive for December, 2015

Morning Eye Candy: Early Risers

Posted in Photography on December 31st, 2015 by Matt Newman – 1 Comment

Woken by the unnaturally warm winter we’re having, a few dozy snowdrops come up well ahead of their springtime schedule.

SnowdropsSnowdrops (Galanthus) in the Ross Conifer Arboretum – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: James Walker

Posted in Photography on December 30th, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Bougainvillea 'James Walker'

Bougainvillea ‘James Walker’ in the Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Greet the New Year During Bar Car Nights

Posted in Programs and Events on December 28th, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Our next Bar Car Night—the first of 2016!—is nearly here, and if past evenings are any evidence, tickets won’t last much longer. Come kick off the New Year at NYBG with live music, drinks and winter treats, ice carving demonstrations, fire and light performances, and the timeless beauty of the Holiday Train Show after dark. It all happens this Saturday, January 2. Don’t miss it!

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Morning Eye Candy: Tropical Blueberries

Posted in Photography on December 28th, 2015 by Matt Newman – 3 Comments

It’s finally looking like a chill might be taking New York, or at least that’s the case this morning. Looking to the Conservatory’s tropical blueberries for some colorful inspiration.

Cavendishia grandifolia

Cavendishia grandifolia in the Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Amy Weiss

Morning Eye Candy: In the Drifts

Posted in Photography on December 25th, 2015 by Matt Newman – 1 Comment

Happy holidays, everyone—it may not feel much like winter out there today, but the trees are still dressed for the season. From our Instagram feed Wednesday morning, the sketched silhouettes of trees in a drift of fog. Don’t forget to follow us there, where you’ll see highlights small and large from throughout the Garden and our exhibitions!

Heads up that we’re closed today, but we’ll reopen tomorrow for a three-day weekend (that includes Monday) of Holiday Train Show fun. Enjoy your day off!

Garden in Fog

Garden Way in fog – Photo by Marlon Co

This Weekend: Film & Music to Suit the Season

Posted in Programs and Events on December 24th, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Anthurium 'Matiz'While the Garden will be closed for Christmas on Friday, December 25, NYBG reopens this Saturday for a three-day weekend chock full of Holiday Train Show activities ranging from a cappella singers to holiday film screenings and more. Once the feasting is done with, and the presents are put away, you deserve a little fresh air—and NYBG is just the place.

Because of the warm weather we’ve been having, you’ll find the Garden an interesting mix of fall and winter, with the trees already dressed for the season and the lawns still boasting the emerald green of late summer. Take advantage of the comfortable temperatures with several of our outdoor tours, including Winter Wonderland Trees and the weekly Saturday bird walk.

It’s going to be a fun and relaxing weekend here at the Garden—I hope you’ll join us!
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Morning Eye Candy: Margarita in Technicolor

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

The kumquats in the Conservatory have no qualms with winter. You might say they don’t even know it’s happening.

Citrus japonica 'Margarita'

Kumquat (Citrus japonica ‘Margarita’) in the Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: A Dome Within a Dome

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

Redesigned last year, look for the glowing new rendition of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory in….well, the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. It’s a bit meta, but there’s no doubt that it’s one of the most beautiful and beloved landmarks in the Holiday Train Show!

Haupt Conservatory Holiday Train Show

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory in the Holiday Train Show — Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: The Shortest Day

Posted in Photography on December 22nd, 2015 by Matt Newman – 1 Comment

Happy winter solstice! Or what passes for one, anyway. While it’s supposedly the first day of winter—the shortest day of the year and the longest night, in fact—you’ll still find green lawns and the occasional early fall sky to look forward to when you visit NYBG. We anxiously await the first snowfall!

Library Building

The Library Building & Tulip Tree Allée – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

A Very Thomas Time of Year

Posted in Programs and Events on December 21st, 2015 by Matt Newman – 1 Comment

All Aboard with Thomas & FriendsThe Holiday Train Show in 2015 is the biggest and best its ever been, and because the holiday season doesn’t end with December, we’re keeping it going well into January—the 18th, in fact! But that’s not the only thing going on as the new year breaks on NYBG. You’ll want to stick around for the arrival of a familiar tank engine to our Ross Hall.

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends returns January 2–24 for what is easily one of our most beloved annual traditions. Kids and their families are invited to join us in Ross Hall for sing-along mini-performances with Thomas and his friend Driver Sam, helping them decorate the station in time for the big Sodor surprise party before the guest of honor arrives. It’s a fun and inclusive event that welcomes participation, and it’s sure to make your little one’s day. After the show, make sure to have a professional photo taken with Thomas to capture the moment!

Tickets to these special performances are timed, and we recommend registering online in advance to ensure you get your preferred spot. But there are plenty of opportunities to meet Thomas and celebrate the season!