Posts Tagged ‘Conservatory’

Morning Eye Candy: Sunlit

Posted in Photography on January 19th, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Simple, vibrant beauty for an important day.

Ferns

Ferns in the Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Bougainvillea

Posted in Photography on January 17th, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Try and explain to this bougainvillea that it’s winter, and pink isn’t en vogue.

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea in the Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Warm Thoughts

Posted in Photography on January 15th, 2015 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

With the Holiday Train Show closing out for another year this coming Monday, January 19 (we’ll be open!), we’re getting ready for mid-winter relief with the opening of Wild Medicine—a highlight of the important plants in the permanent collection of the Haupt Conservatory. More info is on the way, but in the meantime, think tropical thoughts.

Palm Dome

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

A Glasshouse of Collected Stories

Posted in Horticulture on January 5th, 2015 by Christian Primeau – 2 Comments

Christian Primeau is the NYBG‘s Manager of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.


Palm Dome

Inside the Palm Dome

The historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is well known for extraordinary seasonal exhibitions. The Holiday Train Show delights winter-weary visitors with festive lights, New York landmarks artfully crafted from natural materials, and myriad model trains chugging through a whimsical tropical landscape. The Orchid Show electrifies the senses, offering a veritable jungle of astonishing colors, forms, and perfumes. The annual spring-autumn exhibition showcases kaleidoscopic plantings and has recently paid homage to Monet’s garden at Giverny and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller garden in Seal Harbor, Maine. Beginning May 16th, 2015, the vibrant Mexican garden of artist Frida Kahlo will find an ephemeral home right here in the exhibition houses.

All of these shows certainly warrant a visit, but I strongly encourage visitors to delve into the permanent glasshouse plant collections as well. This incredibly diverse assemblage, comprised of over 20,000 plants from around the globe, is the soul of the Conservatory. Since the grand building’s completion in 1902, many of these specimens have been collected by some of the most distinguished botanists and horticulturists of the era—from our founder Nathaniel Lord Britton to Sir Ghillean Prance.
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Morning Eye Candy: Peekaboo

Posted in Photography on December 26th, 2014 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

With its whitewash gone, the Conservatory dome’s palm trees are free to peak out at the sunny winter landscape of December.

Conservatory

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Aglow

Posted in Photography on November 30th, 2014 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

In the Holiday Train Show

In the Holiday Train Show, through January 19 – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Any Warm Hue Will Do

Posted in Photography on September 14th, 2014 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

It may be known as the “red-coned cycad,” but this Conservatory star is occasionally fond of orange, too.

Encephalartos ferox

Red-coned cycad (Encephalartos ferox) in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Catching Some Rays

Posted in Photography on September 4th, 2014 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Conservatory Courtyard

By the Conservatory Pools – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Amazonica

Posted in Photography on September 3rd, 2014 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Victoria amazonica

Victoria amazonica in the Conservatory Pools – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Pool Day

Posted in Photography on August 31st, 2014 by Matt Newman – Be the first to comment

Conservatory Pool

Nymphaea in the Conservatory Pools – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen