Posts Tagged ‘Conservatory’

Morning Eye Candy: Falling Water

Posted in Photography on February 11th, 2016 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

The Aquatic House in the Haupt Conservatory is an escape year round, but in winter it takes on the vibe of an oasis. Look for some of the medicinal plants featured in our Wild Medicine exhibition while you’re relaxing to the white noise of falling water.

Aquatic House

The Aquatic House in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Mandevilla Mania

Posted in Photography on February 2nd, 2016 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

One of the break-out stars of Plant Talk from years past, this mandevilla blooms like a floodlight in the Haupt Conservatory. Check out our post on how to overwinter your own!

Mandevilla Sun Parasol Giant White

Mandevilla Sun Parasol® Giant White in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Full STEAM Ahead: Students Build with Botany at GreenSchool

Posted in Around the Garden on February 1st, 2016 by Toni Ann Simone – Be the first to comment

Toni Ann Simone is a GreenSchool Science Education Intern at The New York Botanical Garden.


The Macy's Building at the Holiday Train Show

The Macy’s Building at the
Holiday Train Show

Waves of students pool together inside the queues of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory as they eagerly wait to explore its many biomes and exhibitions. A cluster at the front of the line indicates the children are balancing precariously on tip-toes to glance at the imposing structure placed near the entrance of the building. While some eyes light with recognition of the word “Macy’s” labeled on the brown, box-like creation, others are entranced by the toy train which circles it in an infinite loop. This grand replica of Manhattan’s famous department store, festively decorated with sprouting horns of white branches and red yuletide ornaments, stands as the captivating introduction to The New York Botanical Garden’s annual Holiday Train Show.

As GreenSchool’s intern for the 2015–2016 academic year, I am able to interact with these students and discuss what they observed as they participate in the GreenSchool’s plant science workshop, “Building with Botany.” Just like the Holiday Train Show which was restructured and expanded this year, so was its complementary workshop. “Building with Botany” is now a fully involved STEAM program; like its acronym, it seamlessly integrates science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
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Morning Eye Candy: In Morning Light

Posted in Photography on February 1st, 2016 by Matt Newman – 1 Comment

Parodia magnifica

Parodia magnifica in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Amy Weiss

Morning Eye Candy: To the Point

Posted in Photography on January 21st, 2016 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Violet & Lavender

Posted in Photography on January 15th, 2016 by Matt Newman – 2 Comments

Petrea volubilis

Queen’s wreath (Petrea volubilis) in the Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: A Few More Days

Posted in Photography on January 14th, 2016 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Days remaining in the Holiday Train Show are into the single digits now, but no worries—we’re making the most out of them. We’ll be open for the long weekend with activities planned for Monday, January 18, the final day of the exhibition. And if you haven’t had an opportunity to join us for a Bar Car Night this year, you’re just about out of time! A few tickets still remain for our final evenings on Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16.

Holiday Train Show

The Holiday Train Show in the Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Never Too Early

Posted in Photography on January 13th, 2016 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

It’s never too early in the year for orchids—this might even be the perfect time to start admiring them, with our annual Orchid Show coming in February.

Specklinia corniculata

Specklinia corniculata in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Namesake

Posted in Photography on January 12th, 2016 by Matt Newman – 2 Comments

Named for the wife of the person who first bred this passion flower cultivar, I have to guess she was content with her namesake.

Passiflora 'Grace Ann'

Passiflora ‘Grace Ann’ in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: The Original

Posted in Photography on January 11th, 2016 by Matt Newman – 1 Comment

Penn Station

Penn Station (Original) in the Holiday Train Show – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen