Photography

Larry Lederman’s Lens: Renewal

Posted in Ledermans-Lens on May 9th, 2017 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Larry Lederman‘s lens takes you to the Garden when you can’t be there and previews what to see when you can.


LilacsFor those who weren’t able to make it to The New York Botanical Garden during the height of its blooming crabapples and daffodils, Larry Lederman has the solution. During a late April trip to the Garden, he spent time exploring the grounds with his camera, capturing the rainbow of contrasting colors to be found on Daffodil Hill and its surroundings.

Whites, pinks, reds, and purples mingle with the soft creams and yellows of the daffodils, while a quick stop over in the Burn Family Lilac Collection reveals the fragrant clusters of flowers that define one of our most popular collections this time of year.

You can still find blooming crabapples and lilacs here in early May, while tulips throughout the grounds and the undeniable spectacle of the Azalea Garden now move into the spotlight. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as the spring show and its many acts continue to unfold.

Lilacs

Lilacs
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Magenta buds of Syringa x hyacinthaflora 'Esther Staley' unfold into sweetly scented pink flowers. This early blooming lilac cultivar has twice won Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Merit, in 1961 and again in 1993.

 

An Early Spring Turn

Posted in Photography on February 24th, 2017 by Matt Newman – 2 Comments

Prunus mume 'Peggy Clarke'

Prunus mume 'Peggy Clarke'
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The weather’s warm late February turn has convinced many of our plants to peek into bloom! All around the Garden you’ll find crocuses, snowdrops, camellias, and hellebores coloring our collections with particolored petals. With the sun up and the birds singing, now’s a great time to shake off your winter blues at the Garden.

Morning Eye Candy: Reflections

Posted in Photography on November 16th, 2016 by Matt Newman – 1 Comment

Bronx River

Along the Bronx River – Photo by Patricia Gonzalez

Lederman’s Lens: Morning Light

Posted in Photography on November 4th, 2016 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Larry Lederman‘s lens takes you to the Garden when you can’t be there and previews what to see when you can.


Fall at the Garden is a time of tremendous change, but it begins in small fits and starts. You can see it in the way shafts of light slip through the trees, and in the first hints of leaf color peeking from the tips of their branches. In recent weeks, Larry Lederman has explored these scenes with his camera, visiting the Native Plant Garden and the Thain Family Forest—often the most vivid fall displays at the Garden.

Here you’ll see deciduous trees at the earliest stages of their seasonal switch, just beginning to show color and certainly wearing the early morning fall sun well.

Thain Family Forest

Thain Family Forest
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Numerous tree species in the Thain Family Forest.

Larry Lederman’s Lens: Order & Flair

Posted in Photography on September 23rd, 2016 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Larry Lederman‘s lens takes you to the Garden when you can’t be there and previews what to see when you can.


This week, Lederman’s Lens takes us through the Home Gardening Center and straight on to the Ladies’ Border, stopping at the Herb Garden on the way, where contrasting elements of picturesque, playful flowers and structured foliage create a theme of order and flair. Soft-profiled dahlias and clematis complement the more rigid elements of cardoon and yucca, offering the best of both aesthetics.

Home Gardening Center trial beds

Home Gardening Center trial beds
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This is Dahlia 'Heartthrob', a collarette dahlia with striking contrast in the Home Gardening Center's trial beds.

Weekly Wildlife at the Garden: Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright

Posted in Photography, Wildlife on September 21st, 2016 by Patricia Gonzalez – 1 Comment

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


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Native Plant Garden

An Eastern tiger swallowtail in the Native Plant Garden – Photo by Patricia Gonzalez

Larry Lederman’s Lens: Rose & Cedar

Posted in Ledermans-Lens, Photography on September 13th, 2016 by Matt Newman – 1 Comment

Larry Lederman‘s lens takes you to the Garden when you can’t be there and previews what to see when
you can.


Larry Lederman's LensThe approach of fall in the Garden brings with it the revitalization of one of our most classically scenic collections, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, where hundreds of cultivars revisit the colors of spring with a second bloom in September.

Together, the two collections are the perfect escape in late summer, an opportunity to soak in the best of both flowers and foliage before the transitions of fall arrive. Here, Larry Lederman spotlights his favorite aspects of each from recent trips through the Garden.
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Larry Lederman’s Lens: Small Wonders

Posted in Photography on August 29th, 2016 by Matt Newman – 2 Comments

Larry Lederman‘s lens takes you to the Garden when you can’t be there and previews what to see when you can.


ConeflowersLederman’s eye often carries him to sweeping landscapes in the Garden, where vistas of great depth and variety offer worlds for him to capture—the Native Plant Garden, the Benenson Ornamental Conifers, other sprawling locations that form the identity of our 250 acres. But he’s fascinated by the minutiae of the Garden as well, limning the beauty of individual flowers, trees, and plantings in between the anchor collections of NYBG.

Here, he documents the wonders that live—quietly elegant or shouting with color—right near our Visitor Center. These are only a handful of the treasures seen upon your first few steps into the Garden, whether you’re passing the Shop or waiting for the next tram.
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Morning Eye Candy: Open Spaces

Posted in Photography on August 26th, 2016 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Daffodil Hill

Daffodil Hill in Summer – Photo by Patricia Gonzalez

Larry Lederman’s Lens: Verdant Retreats

Posted in Photography on August 15th, 2016 by Todd Forrest – 2 Comments

Larry Lederman‘s lens takes you to the Garden when you can’t be there and previews what to see when you can. Todd Forrest, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections, provides a prologue to this new collaborative blog series with NYBG’s Horticulturists.


Larry Lederman's LensIf you are fortunate enough to visit NYBG on a weekday morning after the sun has risen but before the shadows have lengthened, you may bump into Larry Lederman standing with his camera and tripod in some far corner of the landscape. For more than 15 years, Larry, a retired attorney and member of the Garden’s Board of Advisors, has traveled from his home in Westchester County to photograph the Garden in all seasons. Over that time, he has amassed a catalog of images that reveal the beauty and complexity of our plants, gardens, and exhibitions in a way that only someone both intimately familiar with the Garden and uniquely talented could.

Larry’s photographs brought the pages of two recent books about NYBG to life. He spent countless hours walking through the Garden’s 250 acres to produce hundreds of photographs for The New York Botanical Garden (Abrams, 2016) and Magnificent Trees of The New York Botanical Garden (Monacelli, 2012). Larry has also exhibited his photographs of the Garden in the Arthur and Janet Ross Gallery and generously provided images for many other publications and projects.
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