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05/09/2020

Take a comforting walk through the blooming of the dogwoods. 🌺

Continuing the run of spring-flowering trees, the dogwoods pop in white and pink, showing off blooms you'll often find facing skyward. What you might not know is that the colorful parts of these flowers aren't actually flower petals, but bracts—modified leaves that surround the tiny flowers at their center. Relax to the scenery they provide, which you might see blooming in your own neighborhood right now.

05/08/2020

Take inspiration from Mother Nature and make mom a memorable gift. 💐

Give her something she won’t forget by crafting a handmade paper magnolia with the guidance of the NYBG Herbarium's Charles Zimmerman. Head through to learn more about how we're bringing Mother’s Day to you this year with a virtual tour of the Azalea Garden this Sunday, Garden Party playlists, and more. https://fal.cn/37YMm

At a time when it was almost unthinkable for a woman to travel the wild, Ynes Mexia traversed the Americas well into her...
05/08/2020

At a time when it was almost unthinkable for a woman to travel the wild, Ynes Mexia traversed the Americas well into her fifties, collecting thousands of plant specimens and making herself into a trailblazer for future women botanists. Learn more about this 20th-century Mexican-American scientist, her collections at NYBG, and her featured episode in UnladyLike2020 from our own Ina Vandebroek, Ph.D. https://fal.cn/37YeV

Good food connects us, and even during these uncertain times, Constellation Culinary Group—the operators of NYBG’s Hudso...
05/07/2020
Back in the Kitchen to Help Those in Need

Good food connects us, and even during these uncertain times, Constellation Culinary Group—the operators of NYBG’s Hudson Garden Grill—and its catering team have looked to find an outlet to continue to do what they do best: feed people.

Good food connects us, and even during these uncertain times, Constellation Catering Group and our special events team have looked to find an outlet to continue to do what we do best—feed people.

"Why don't ferns have flowers?"Even during our temporary closure, NYBG's essential science staff continue their work to ...
05/07/2020
Ferns in the Pfizer Lab Help Answer an Important Question

"Why don't ferns have flowers?"

Even during our temporary closure, NYBG's essential science staff continue their work to understand the earth’s biodiversity—and that includes searching for the answer to that important question.

Head through to learn how these tiny Ceratopsis plants in the Pfizer Research Laboratory will help us figure out a genetic mystery millions of years in the making.

Our essential scientists are equally hard at work in the Pfizer Lab, looking after living collections that are important to ongoing research.

This year, give Mom a gift she can look forward to.  An NYBG Membership brings with it the promise of memories to be mad...
05/06/2020

This year, give Mom a gift she can look forward to.

An NYBG Membership brings with it the promise of memories to be made while enjoying the quiet beauty and respite of the Garden’s landscape. And when you give the gift of Membership this Mother’s Day, their Membership will only begin the day we reopen our gates, so you can rest assured they'll have a full year to enjoy all of the benefits that Membership brings. Head through to learn more. https://fal.cn/37VPh

Even in challenging times, the sight of fresh spring flowers can lift our spirits.Working long hours to save people’s li...
05/05/2020
Brightening Long Days on the Front Lines of a Pandemic

Even in challenging times, the sight of fresh spring flowers can lift our spirits.

Working long hours to save people’s lives in the battle against COVID-19, the doctors, nurses, and other essential employees at @montefiorehealthsystem and Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx have little chance to get out and enjoy spring’s bright flowers these days. So we brought the flowers to them. Learn more about the 400 potted daffodils and other plants that were donated to frontline workers.

Last week, 400 potted plants that were originally destined for NYBG were delivered to two Bronx medical centers, where they are now bringing some much-needed cheer to the facilities’ nursing stations.

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity organized in response to the urgent needs caused by COVID-1...
05/05/2020

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity organized in response to the urgent needs caused by COVID-19—and we're asking for your help.

Here at NYBG, even while our physical site remains temporarily closed, we have a responsibility to advocate for plants and advance botanical science. Our core mission to protect and care for plants, people, and the environment has never been more important. And faced with the economic impact to this institution—without visitors, our revenue streams are severely diminished—we look to our devoted supporters for extra help. We value your loyalty and need the support of our NYBG community now, perhaps more than ever. You can show yours by making a gift today. https://fal.cn/37USf

This month's EcoQuest Challenge is live, and it's easy to participate from your couch!Many of us have photo archives sto...
05/05/2020

This month's EcoQuest Challenge is live, and it's easy to participate from your couch!

Many of us have photo archives stored on various devices. If you're a nature lover, you might have pictures of plants, fungi, and animals you observed here and there in New York City over the years. Learn more about how you can put them to use for citizen science. https://fal.cn/37Um8

The Plant Doctor is in! 🌱We're taking your houseplant and home gardening questions and getting our NYBG experts' input. ...
05/04/2020

The Plant Doctor is in! 🌱

We're taking your houseplant and home gardening questions and getting our NYBG experts' input. Leave your question here in the comments by Thursday morning and on Friday we'll be back to give you your answers, making sure your jungalow is always green and thriving.

05/03/2020

Join us for a sunny walk through the Burn Family Lilac Collection. 🍃

Some of mid-spring's most eagerly awaited flowers are blooming in abundance on Garden grounds this week, and while we remain closed to the public, that doesn't mean we can't share their beauty with you. Take a moment to relax with the classic purples, pinks, and whites of their many blossoms.

If you're looking for a refreshing cocktail as warm weather approaches, look to the world of plants. 🌿Few mixed drinks c...
05/01/2020

If you're looking for a refreshing cocktail as warm weather approaches, look to the world of plants. 🌿

Few mixed drinks cover such a wide range of botanical ingredients as the gin and tonic. Tonic water was created to treat malaria, containing quinine from the bark of the Cinchona tree. British soldiers, looking to tame the drink's bitterness, added sugar, lime, and gin—a spirit made from juniper berries and a range of other plants, Head through to see some of these ingredients—and learn the recipe—in the latest from our Steere Herbarium's Hand Lens.
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Have you noticed your local trees turning over a new leaf? 🍃All around the Garden—and the City—our trees are waking for ...
04/30/2020

Have you noticed your local trees turning over a new leaf? 🍃

All around the Garden—and the City—our trees are waking for spring, taking a well-deserved stretch after winter's chill and showing off fresh green foliage. How are they looking in your neighborhood?

Ginkgo biloba | Acer negundo 'Flamingo' | Querus robur

With a little creativity, you can find Bob Ross’s “happy little trees” in the Herbarium, too.Hit the link below to check...
04/30/2020

With a little creativity, you can find Bob Ross’s “happy little trees” in the Herbarium, too.

Hit the link below to check out some of the imaginative “trees“ and “snow-capped peaks” that would be right at home in the painter’s collections, in the latest from the Steere Herbarium's Hand Lens—some of which you can see replicated here in a collage by NYBG's Amy Weiss. https://fal.cn/37PBe

What is, and is not, a fruit? You and your kids might be surprised! 🍊While we're all pretty confident about the differen...
04/29/2020
For Kids: What Is a Fruit?

What is, and is not, a fruit? You and your kids might be surprised! 🍊

While we're all pretty confident about the differences between the fruits and vegetables in the supermarket, and which ones are which, your produce might not be what you think it is. Learn what makes a fruit a fruit in the latest plant science post for kids on Plant Talk.

Can you properly sort a cucumber, bell pepper, or eggplant into the categories of fruit or vegetable? What about an acorn or a sunflower seed?

The Thunderbirds and Blue Angels fly high over our Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.Our essential staff caring for our collect...
04/28/2020

The Thunderbirds and Blue Angels fly high over our Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Our essential staff caring for our collections on grounds were lucky to capture this shot of today's flyover in honor of New York City's frontline and essential workers, with a clear blue sky and bright spring sunshine making for a picturesque moment in the Bronx. We join institutions throughout the City and across the entire U.S. in shining a light on the crucial efforts put forth by these workers each and every day. #lightitblue

Daylight surrounds us, and much of life, both plant and animal, depends on it. But only recently have daylight's many im...
04/28/2020
Daylight Studies—an Emerging Discipline

Daylight surrounds us, and much of life, both plant and animal, depends on it. But only recently have daylight's many impacts on living things and our civilization garnered significant interest as a focused scientific field of study. Here, learn about the Daylight Academy, and the ways NYBG scientists are studying how indigenous societies on the South Pacific island of Vanuatu incorporate daylight into many of their traditions.

Daylight surrounds us, and much of life, both plant and human, depends on it. The many dimensions of daylight have recently become an emerging field of scientific study. In 2017, Dr. Michael J. Balick helped found a scientific academy—the Daylight Academy—based in Switzerland with an internation...

Who's that twittering in your tree? 🐦With so many people staying close to home, birding around the neighborhood is becom...
04/28/2020

Who's that twittering in your tree? 🐦

With so many people staying close to home, birding around the neighborhood is becoming a popular—and fun—activity for those who might never have considered it before. Spring is even the perfect time for it! What species (like this cardinal) have you spotted in your local trees lately?

The Plant Doctor is in! 🌱We're taking your houseplant and home gardening questions and getting our NYBG experts' input. ...
04/27/2020

The Plant Doctor is in! 🌱

We're taking your houseplant and home gardening questions and getting our NYBG experts' input. Leave your question here in the comments by Thursday morning and on Friday we'll be back to give you your answers, making sure your jungalow is always green and thriving.

04/27/2020

Did you know that these cheery yellow flowers are related to olives? 🌼

Forsythia is a spring favorite in our area, and it's also a member of the family Oleaceae. Join NYBG's Larry Kelly to get a closer look into this seasonal flower that might be blooming right in your backyard.

04/26/2020

Take a virtual Sunday walk with us through the crabapples, spring's latest stars.

In greens, whites, and reds, the blossoms of the crabapple trees create a fireworks show above the blooming daffodils, making for one of the season's most dramatic scenes. Make some time to clear your mind with some of our favorite flowers in the lead-up to this Friday's "Journey Through Spring," a special video tour of our seasonal collections. Todd Forrest, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections, will narrate a mesmerizing montage of video footage from throughout the Garden’s historic landscape as the season unfolded in March and April. Learn more about this May 1 event. https://fal.cn/37KNJ

04/24/2020

Citizen science is as simple as pulling out your smartphone.

Right here in New York City, scientists are relying on people like you to help document plants and animals, track invasive species, and keep tabs on things that could be harming our precious native plants. It's called EcoQuest, and each month there's a new challenge. This month, download iNaturalist on your phone and help us follow the trail of Leaf Miner insects; watch this video to see how easy it is!

04/24/2020

Just like kids, from tiny saplings grow mighty trees. 🌲

This Arbor Day, head into the forest with NYBG's Dr. Jamie Boyer and his daughter Emelia to learn about old-growth woodlands, and what you and your kids can look for to determine what kind of forest is near you—whether around your home or in the park. Check out our first episode of "Nature in Your Backyard."

04/23/2020
The New York Botanical Garden: Mertz Library Tour

For #NationalLibraryWeek, we're revisiting a tour of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library’s collections.

Join Thirteen WNET New York and Stephen Sinon, NYBG's William B. O'Connor Curator of Special Collections, Research and Archives, for their 2013 exploration of the largest botanical and horticultural library in the Western Hemisphere—and discover the floras, botanical illustrations, and rich history preserved within.

Stephen Sinon, Head of Archives at the New York Botanical Garden's LuEsther Mertz Library, gives a tour of the library and its unique collection.

👀 What can you see? The Steere Herbarium’s 7.8 million specimens contain a world of patterns and shapes for kids to expl...
04/23/2020

👀 What can you see? The Steere Herbarium’s 7.8 million specimens contain a world of patterns and shapes for kids to explore at home.

We've put together activities that you can download to let everyone explore the Herbarium's collections, helping kids not only understand these preserved plants as important pieces of a larger puzzle—helping people all over the world study plants, the places they live, and the other species that depend on them—but as works of art. Head through to discover activities for children ages two and up! https://fal.cn/37Imd

Today is your last chance to bid on unique and striking plants propagated from NYBG's own collections in our Collectors'...
04/23/2020

Today is your last chance to bid on unique and striking plants propagated from NYBG's own collections in our Collectors' Plant Auction. Find treasures for your home and support NYBG's ongoing care for its 250 acres of beauty by putting in a bid on the new crown jewel of your plant collection. https://fal.cn/37IbQ

As the world marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, NYBG's Dr. Brian Boom reflects on his own history with the very fi...
04/22/2020
Earth Day 50: Still Closing the Circle

As the world marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, NYBG's Dr. Brian Boom reflects on his own history with the very first event, the Garden's observation of it since 1970, and the distance we still have to travel to accomplish the positive change for our planet that lives at the heart of Earth Day's purpose.

As the world marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, NYBG's Dr. Brian Boom reflects on his own history with the very first event, NYBG's observation of it since 1970, and the distance we still have to travel to accomplish the positive change for our planet that lives at the heart of Earth Day's pur...

Last call for bids!This year's Collectors' Plant Auction is drawing to a close, and this Thursday, April 23, is your las...
04/22/2020

Last call for bids!

This year's Collectors' Plant Auction is drawing to a close, and this Thursday, April 23, is your last chance to bid on these unique trees, houseplants, and more propagated from NYBG's own collections—and support the Garden's 250 acres of beauty. Head through to see what's on offer, like this jellybean palm (Synechanthus fibrosus) from our diverse palm collection. https://fal.cn/37HsF

Don't forget to tune in to our Facebook Watch Party today at 12 p.m. EDT, when we revisit Richard Powers’s 2019 NYBG tal...
04/22/2020

Don't forget to tune in to our Facebook Watch Party today at 12 p.m. EDT, when we revisit Richard Powers’s 2019 NYBG talk about The Overstory, his sweeping novel about trees and our planet’s existential struggle between humans and non-humans.

Participate live on Facebook, or catch up after through our Plant Talk blog and watch the video on YouTube.

04/21/2020
Make a Plant Champion Cape for Earth Day 50

For #EarthDay50, your kids can become superheroes for the environment by repurposing their old t-shirts.

Stop in with Arvolyn Hill, Family Programs Coordinator of NYBG's Everett Children's Adventure Garden, and learn a simple craft project at home that will make your little ones look like the environmental superheroes they are. These Plant Champion capes are simple to make, and provide a welcome outlet for creative fun that only calls for reusing an old t-shirt with some scissors and a few colorful markers. You can even use them as homemade aprons while you're potting up plants for a window sill garden!
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04/21/2020
#NYBGEarthDay with Chuck Nice

How has nature inspired you in recent weeks?

Join Chuck Nice and NYBG in sharing your #plantlove—and tell us how you've been bringing the outdoors in during our week of Earth Day programming. It can be anything! A memory of your favorite garden, a houseplant that's kept you company at home, a poem or song, or even a tour through your own home jungalow. It's easy to participate—just share your video clips and stories with #NYBGEarthDay to take part as we mark the 50th anniversary of the event.

Want to become a citizen scientist while you're home? We're making it easy. We're heading into a week of programming for...
04/20/2020

Want to become a citizen scientist while you're home? We're making it easy.


We're heading into a week of programming for #EarthDay50, from Wednesday's Facebook Watch Party of our 2019 talk with Richard Powers, author of "The Overstory," to special end-of-week webinars with NYBG experts that show you how you can help scientists document the plant world, helping us better understand species distribution and more at a time when climate change is rewriting the rules. Head through to find what's on offer and register for these fascinating online talks happening this Friday and Saturday, but don't wait—spaces are limited. https://fal.cn/37Ffl

The Plant Doctor is in! 🌱We're taking your houseplant and home gardening questions and getting our NYBG experts' input. ...
04/20/2020

The Plant Doctor is in! 🌱

We're taking your houseplant and home gardening questions and getting our NYBG experts' input. Leave your question here in the comments by Thursday morning and on Friday we'll be back to give you your answers, helping you keep your plant collection thriving.

For those of you looking to add some unique specimens to your home jungalow—and support NYBG at the same time—head through to check out our ongoing Collectors' Plant Auction featuring plants propagated from NYBG's own collections. https://e.givesmart.com/events/h7V/

As our Collectors' Plant Auction continues, it's not just houseplants up for bidding..This rare hybrid Magnolia trio (Ma...
04/19/2020

As our Collectors' Plant Auction continues, it's not just houseplants up for bidding.
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This rare hybrid Magnolia trio (Magnolia 'Ann', Magnolia 'Betty', Magnolia 'Jane') is part of The Girl Series of hybrid magnolias developed by the National Arboretum in the early 1960s, while the turned wooden bowl you see here, by longtime friend of the Garden and Bronx-based woodworker Ivan Braun, was handmade from reclaimed wood taken from a tree which fell naturally in our Thain Family Forest. Head through the link below to find these treasures and more as the auction continues through April 23.
https://fal.cn/37Cqy

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Happy Mother's Day dear sisters. Find a comfortable chair to reflect on the phenomenal jobs you have done as Mother's. The videos are gorgeous. We need to visit this beautiful place with Mom when it is safe.
Dr. Sue says: Enjoy a Flower Cocktail and Classical Music! Posiitive Entertainment for You!
Click The Link & Enjoy Live Stream Don't miss Spotlight on Bird Songs | Online live stream Live Now:> https://streamsonlive.com/spotlight-on-bird-songs-online/ Did you know that Blue Jays can mimic the cry of a Red-tailed Hawk? Train your ear to find them as well as other talented mimics, comical improvisers, brilliant songsters, and heart-throb spring soloists. The vocalizations of our native birds are many and vary widely from soft chip notes to navigational flight calls, territorial declarations, and lovely courtship serenades—explore these distinctions during class.
Click The Link & Enjoy Live Stream Don't miss Spotlight on Bird Songs | Online live stream Live Now:> https://streamsonlive.com/spotlight-on-bird-songs-online/ Did you know that Blue Jays can mimic the cry of a Red-tailed Hawk? Train your ear to find them as well as other talented mimics, comical improvisers, brilliant songsters, and heart-throb spring soloists. The vocalizations of our native birds are many and vary widely from soft chip notes to navigational flight calls, territorial declarations, and lovely courtship serenades—explore these distinctions during class.
We cannot visit NYBG but they made this nice video to highlight the April blooms and various gardens...very relaxing and wonderful!
Good Morning, Reflecting on the Nature's gifts 🙏 https://www.facebook.com/NYBotanicalGarden/videos/908487999589015/
Well this is different..
sensory prayergasms of the flowering kind
We are very concerned about our planned visit to the new exhibit on May 9th. We know that this will draw a big crowd. We purchased our tickets for the Mirror Room as soon as they went on sale. Will you be updating the policy and limiting the amount of even ticket holders for the garden and exhibit? Will we be able to change our tickets if need be? Thank you!
NYBG has a free online orchid presentation. Very beautiful!
Check out the Orchid Show...amazing!!!!! :D
As part of his daily update Gov Cuomo offered this site to brighten our day as this year the gardens are closed so a virtual tour was set up.