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Strike a pose! 💃🌺 Tickets are NOW on sale for The Orchid Show: Florals In Fashion, and you don't want to sleep on this c...
01/09/2024

Strike a pose! 💃🌺 Tickets are NOW on sale for The Orchid Show: Florals In Fashion, and you don't want to sleep on this chic celebration.

The Orchid Show brings the catwalk to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory in a fashion-inspired festival of all things orchids—and we want YOU at the center of the sartorial experience. Catch the bold new designs of New York’s rising stars of the stitch with work by Collina Strada by Hillary Taymour, Dauphinette by Olivia Cheng, and FLWR PSTL by Kristen Alpaugh, fashionistas sure to create dramatic, picture-perfect floral displays at the Garden that always capture the orchid’s good side. And don't miss the return of Orchid Nights, our spectacular after-dark viewings of the exhibition for adults 21-and-up.

Get your tickets before the exhibition kicks off on February 17: https://brnw.ch/21wFW52

As the Holiday Train Show and NYBG GLOW approach the end of the line for this season, there's still time to experience t...
01/08/2024

As the Holiday Train Show and NYBG GLOW approach the end of the line for this season, there's still time to experience them in their final week! 🚂🛤️🌟

This is your ticket to escape to an enchanting miniature world full of outdoor mountainscapes, twinkling lights, a cozy setting in the Conservatory, and nearly 200 iconic New York landmarks. At NYBG GLOW, January 13, you can see it all after hours, with choreographed lights and sound across the Garden that make the evening pure magic, plus hot bites from our friends at the —perfect for making this a memorable night out this winter.

Don't miss out! Hop aboard before the train departs on January 15. Get your tickets now: https://brnw.ch/21wFTUf

The ball drop isn’t the only countdown going on this month—the Holiday Train Show is now in its final weeks! ⏰🎁 Keep the...
01/03/2024

The ball drop isn’t the only countdown going on this month—the Holiday Train Show is now in its final weeks! ⏰🎁

Keep the holidays in your heart with a trip to NYC’s fan-favorite seasonal tradition, running through January 15 right here in the Bronx. With nearly 200 artfully crafted miniatures of famed New York architecture, it’s your chance to see the city skyline from a new perspective as you explore our indoor and outdoor displays throughout the warmth of the Haupt Conservatory. Think of it as celebrating the season in the tropics!

Experience the show everyone’s talking about before it’s gone: https://brnw.ch/21wFMPs

Our next Member Day is this Friday, January 5. Have you joined the Garden yet?When you join NYBG as a Member, you're not...
01/02/2024

Our next Member Day is this Friday, January 5. Have you joined the Garden yet?

When you join NYBG as a Member, you're not only supporting our important work in science, horticulture, and education—but opening up free daytime visits ALL year round, as many times as you'd like! That includes all the seasonal cheer of the Holiday Train Show and our other blockbuster exhibitions, plus discounts on evening events, at the Shop, and on dining.

Whether you're giving the gift of the Garden to a loved one, or just treating yourself to New York's most beautiful landscapes, NYBG is a destination you can enjoy whenever the mood hits you. Learn more and join: https://brnw.ch/21wFKYE

Happy New Year! Winter is here, the squirrels are busy snacking on beautyberries, and we’re open today to ring in 2024 w...
01/01/2024

Happy New Year! Winter is here, the squirrels are busy snacking on beautyberries, and we’re open today to ring in 2024 with YOU. 🎉

This season at the Garden is a great time to explore our peaceful outdoor collections, look for wildlife among the bare branches, and spot colorful bark, berries, and even cold-weather flowers among the scenery. And don’t let the holiday cheer fade just yet—the Holiday Train Show is still on track through January 15, and our next NYBG GLOW is this Saturday, January 6. Why let the twinkling lights and model trains of our miniature wonderland in the Conservatory disappear before you have a chance to check it off your list?

Get your tickets and come explore our 250 acres in their winter finery! https://brnw.ch/21wFJ3H

Day or night, the holidays are still bright at NYBG as we head into the long weekend! 🚂🎁❄️ Continuing through January 15...
12/29/2023

Day or night, the holidays are still bright at NYBG as we head into the long weekend! 🚂🎁❄️

Continuing through January 15, the Holiday Train Show keeps the cheer going into the new year our biggest show ever—indoors and out. And with NYBG GLOW livening up the Garden every night through December 30, plus nights to come on January 6 & 13, be sure and bring the family to cap your year with an after-dark adventure through our winter wonderland of dazzling lights and sound. Bites from the Bronx Night Market, seasonal drinks, and a delectable dessert bar make for the ultimate cozy evening out—the best way to see the Train Show in the warmth of the twinkling Conservatory.

Don't forget we'll be open Monday to celebrate the new year! Grab tickets here and we’ll see you this weekend: https://brnw.ch/21wFGDT

In this season of thanks and celebration, honor the people you love with a seasonal eCard from NYBG—a simple way to show...
12/28/2023

In this season of thanks and celebration, honor the people you love with a seasonal eCard from NYBG—a simple way to show you care while supporting our important work in science, horticulture, and education.

Learn more: https://brnw.ch/21wFFrB

Poinsettias might be the stars of the winter season when it comes to color, but these river-lilies on the Ladies’ Border...
12/28/2023

Poinsettias might be the stars of the winter season when it comes to color, but these river-lilies on the Ladies’ Border definitely give them a run for their money. 🌺⛄️

Even in the quiet of winter you can still find blooming beauty during your wanderings through the Garden—‘tis the season for finding botanical treasures! What have you spotted lately that stood out to you?

coccinea ‘Torero’

Don’t let the joy of the holidays pass you by—there’s still time for a festive night out at NYBG! 🥂🎄 With the New Year a...
12/27/2023

Don’t let the joy of the holidays pass you by—there’s still time for a festive night out at NYBG! 🥂🎄

With the New Year almost here, we all want a way to keep the celebrations going, even after the ball drops. NYBG GLOW continues each night through December 30, plus dates on January 6 & 13. And we've got the perfect occasion for adults at our last 21-and-up Bar Car Night of the season on January 5! Bring your friends, grab a drink, and step into the Conservatory to discover NYC’s the Holiday Train Show under warm and twinkling lights, then head outdoors for an illuminated experience. Raise a toast with our specialty cocktails, warm bites from the Bronx Night Market, and live performances by the American Circus Theatre and Shake Rattle N Roll Pianos.

Looking to join in? Get your tickets now: https://brnw.ch/21wFDuQ

In New York City, we're surrounded by water—but how can we feel more connected to it? Join us to find out at this year's...
12/20/2023

In New York City, we're surrounded by water—but how can we feel more connected to it? Join us to find out at this year's Winter Lecture Series: From Skyline to Shoreline: Imaginative Waterfronts of NYC, where we welcome three designers who have transformed our urban waterfronts—Tom Balsley of Hunter's Point South Park, Warrie Price of The Battery Conservancy, and Signe Nielsen of Little Island.

Starting January 25, uncover the design inspiration behind each New York City green space, and learn about how they use a convergence of art, nature, narrative, and community. https://brnw.ch/21wFujx

Got family in town? Show them the best of NYC (and get them out of the house for some fun) with a trip to the City’s fav...
12/18/2023

Got family in town? Show them the best of NYC (and get them out of the house for some fun) with a trip to the City’s favorite holiday tradition! 🚂⭐️

Our miniature metropolis at the Holiday Train Show is the perfect way to entertain out-of-towners. They'll be dazzled by our ALL-NEW enchanted mountainscape and nearly 200 landmarks made of natural materials. Or visit at night for the ultimate 2-for-1 combo: see the train show AND NYBG GLOW, our dazzling display of choreographed light and sound.

Pick up daytime Holiday Train Show tickets for the whole family all this week, or grab your spots for GLOW coming up this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 22 & 23! https://brnw.ch/21wFqj1

12/13/2023

Your perfect holiday night out is JUST around the corner! 💡🥂✨

Save 30% on tickets to this Thursday's Bar Car Night or this Friday's NYBG GLOW event with code TWINKLE30, and experience the Holiday Train Show—NYC's favorite seasonal tradition—with all the sparkling beauty of our landscapes illuminated after dark. And be sure to leave room for specialty cocktails, hot bites from the Bronx Night Market and an absolutely decadent new dessert bar.

Get your tickets and save now: https://brnw.ch/21wFhCV

In this era of escalating risks, NYBG’s International Plant Science Center is working to combat the complex challenges p...
12/10/2023

In this era of escalating risks, NYBG’s International Plant Science Center is working to combat the complex challenges posed by climate change to our food systems. You may be asking yourself why a botanical garden focused on understanding and preserving biodiversity might be so focused on food. It turns out that the diversity of plants—both crops and wild—around the world has everything to do with the resilience of our food systems.

Learn more as continues:

As the world grapples with unprecedented challenges from climate change and food insecurity, recent reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) give a stark warning.

We talk a lot about plants here at NYBG. And a big part of plant life, at least in the ways that they relate to us, is a...
12/10/2023

We talk a lot about plants here at NYBG. And a big part of plant life, at least in the ways that they relate to us, is agriculture. With modern agricultural methods presenting challenges to sustainability and the environment, it’s important to think beyond our rigid structures and dive into other ways of knowing—ecological, Indigenous, traditional, and historical.

"Maslins vs. Monocrops" looks to the past to plan the future of food-crops in the face of climate change. NYBG Assistant Curator Alex McAlvay works with communities worldwide to revitalize traditional and sustainable agriculture. https://brnw.ch/21wFbHO

"Protecting mangroves protects everyone, from Vanuatu to Van Cortlandt Park."NYBG Curator Brad Oberle explains the criti...
12/09/2023

"Protecting mangroves protects everyone, from Vanuatu to Van Cortlandt Park."

NYBG Curator Brad Oberle explains the critical ecological services that mangrove forests provide, as a habitat that connects nature, land-use, and oceans. Learn more about these fascinating and powerfully important forests as continues. https://brnw.ch/21wFb67

Throughout history, our relationship with forests has been in flux. On one hand, forests are seen as treasures—we preser...
12/09/2023

Throughout history, our relationship with forests has been in flux. On one hand, forests are seen as treasures—we preserve them, we build them up, we make them into World Heritage Sites and protected conservation areas. But at the same time, we are burning them down to clear land for agriculture and infrastructure.

From urban forests to the Amazon, the sequestration of carbon makes forests one of our strongest nature-based climate solutions. NYBG Associate Curator Brad Oberle discusses our tumultuous relationship with forests and carbon offsetting—and the way these incredibly important biomes can help us tackle climate change: https://brnw.ch/21wFaLT

In our last post with NYBG scientist Brad Oberle, we talked about urban forests. We zoomed in and looked at NYBG’s woodland in particular: the Thain Family Forest. In this post, we’ll zoom out for a more global perspective and, well, truly see the forest for the trees.

The holidays are only JUST getting started—so why spend them on the couch? NYBG GLOW is the place to be this weekend! 🚂💡...
12/08/2023

The holidays are only JUST getting started—so why spend them on the couch? NYBG GLOW is the place to be this weekend! 🚂💡🍰

Tonight and this Saturday evening, Dec. 8 & 9, hop over to the Garden for some memory-making good times among the beauty of thousands of twinkling lights outdoors, and of course the warm and whimsical wonders of the Holiday Train Show in and around the Conservatory. With the best of local eats cooked up by Bronx Night Market, specialty cocktails and hot drinks on offer, and a decadent new dessert bar at the Hudson Garden Grill that's a sure bet for any sweet tooth, it's all the joy of the season in one lively night out.

See you there? Grab tickets here! https://brnw.ch/21wF9u3

How do we make cities livable, more resilient, and cooler? Nature!Cities are powerful places to effect climate action, a...
12/06/2023

How do we make cities livable, more resilient, and cooler? Nature!

Cities are powerful places to effect climate action, as more than half of the world's human population lives in urban settings. Learn how NYBG scientists are working to "pull the lever on climate change" through the examples cities like NYC can set. They're advocating for the reintroduction and amplification of our natural world, restoring age-old landscapes and ecosystems that can help safeguard cities against flooding, heat, and the many other environmental challenges we now face.

Read about the role of cities in the wake of climate change, including how we can make cities livable, more resilient, and cooler.

Experiencing the Holiday Train Show once a year is beloved holiday tradition for so many New Yorkers, but really, why st...
12/06/2023

Experiencing the Holiday Train Show once a year is beloved holiday tradition for so many New Yorkers, but really, why stop there? 🎁👀

When you join NYBG as a Member, you're not only supporting our important work in science, horticulture, and education—but opening up free daytime visits ALL year round, as many times as you'd like! That includes all the seasonal cheer of the Holiday Train Show and our other blockbuster exhibitions, plus discounts on evening events, at the Shop, on dining—you get the idea.

Whether you're giving the gift of the Garden to a loved one, or just treating YOURSELF to New York's most beautiful landscapes, NYBG is a treat you can enjoy whenever the mood hits you. Learn more and join: https://brnw.ch/21wF5iM

Since 2013, the "Plants and People of Vanuatu" program has worked to develop nature-based strategies that support the In...
12/05/2023

Since 2013, the "Plants and People of Vanuatu" program has worked to develop nature-based strategies that support the Indigenous people of Vanuatu and their home environments in the face of climate change.

As storm systems grow stronger in the region, learn more about an ongoing program between local collaborators and NYBG scientists to plant a native palm species—useful for building traditional thatched homes that can withstand strong winds. https://brnw.ch/21wF3n0

There's still time to sign up for landscape architect David Kamp's free discussion of "Nature, Design, and Health" this ...
12/05/2023

There's still time to sign up for landscape architect David Kamp's free discussion of "Nature, Design, and Health" this Wednesday!

Join him as he discusses this personal narrative of his innovative and internationally influential design philosophy. Drawing upon his new book, this talk chronicles Kamp’s remarkable career dedicated to connecting people with nature regardless of their capabilities—from children on the autism spectrum to elders with cognitive and physical challenges.

RSVP for this free Mertz Library event on December 6. https://brnw.ch/21wF3mJ

Do you create your best work behind a camera? NYBG's Humanities Institute is now offering a nine-month fellowship to an ...
12/04/2023

Do you create your best work behind a camera? NYBG's Humanities Institute is now offering a nine-month fellowship to an established or emerging photographer whose work demonstrates excellence and a creative approach to the art of landscape photography.

Learn more and apply to the Larry Lederman Photography Fellowship, now in its second year. There's still time before the December 15 deadline! https://brnw.ch/21wF12v

Today, the world gathers at   to tackle the climate crisis. We are all deeply invested in COP28’s success. It is a chanc...
11/30/2023

Today, the world gathers at to tackle the climate crisis. We are all deeply invested in COP28’s success. It is a chance for everyone involved to double down on consequential action. To make real strides, global efforts must prioritize the conservation of natural ecosystems, such as forests and re-naturing our cities.

–Jennifer Bernstein, CEO & The William C. Steere Sr. President of NYBG

Explore the ways NYBG scientists are working to advance climate solutions as this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference continues:

The World Gathers at COP28 to Tackle the Climate Crisis COP28 is the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Held annually, the conference convenes delegates from around the world to negotiate goals for combating climate change and limit Earth’s...

The holidays may be busy—but that’s just more of a reason to treat yourself with a 21-and-up night out. Bar Car Nights a...
11/29/2023

The holidays may be busy—but that’s just more of a reason to treat yourself with a 21-and-up night out. Bar Car Nights are back! 🥃🎁✨

Whether you’re looking for a unique date, an evening out with friends, or a place to unwind with a cocktail, these adults-only evenings are for YOU. Grab a festive drink (winter apple or snow drop cocktails anyone?) and discover the immersive Holiday Train Show under the warmth of the Conservatory. Then, head outdoors for an illuminated experience across Garden grounds at NYBG GLOW.

Come experience NYC’s favorite holiday tradition with a decidedly grown-up flavor on December 7, 14, and January 5:

All Aboard for Adults-Only Nights at the Holiday Train Show On special evenings exclusively for adults 21 and over, fan-favorite Bar Car Nights make a comeback with nighttime viewings of the Holiday Train Show® and NYBG GLOW—complete with light bites and curated cocktails available for purchase. ...

“The essence of who we are is our connection to land.”–Karen Washington, Bronx Farmer & Activist NYBG Trustee Dr. Jessic...
11/27/2023

“The essence of who we are is our connection to land.”
–Karen Washington, Bronx Farmer & Activist

NYBG Trustee Dr. Jessica B. Harris returns to the screen this month with an all-new season of her critically acclaimed show, “High on the Hog,” and we’re beyond proud to be a part of this season’s culinary explorations! Be sure to catch episode 4, featuring a tour of the plants in NYBG’s African American Garden as well as a talk with Dr. Harris’ fellow Garden Trustee, Karen Washington—an important voice for food justice in the Bronx. With appearances by the local innovators of Ghetto Gastro, it’s a true celebration of the people, food, and stories of our borough.

All episodes are streaming now on Netflix. Catch a peek of this season here!

In season two of the immersive award-winning docu-series High on the Hog, host Stephen Satterfield travels across the United States to uncover how African-Am...

No time like the present to shake off that filling holiday meal in NYC's most beautiful 250 acres—and keep the celebrati...
11/24/2023

No time like the present to shake off that filling holiday meal in NYC's most beautiful 250 acres—and keep the celebration going with friends and loved ones as we light up the Garden this weekend! 🎉💡

With the Holiday Train Show in full swing throughout the weekend, and NYBG GLOW on Friday and Saturday night bringing all the twinkling fun of the holiday season—complete with light bites from the , warming winter drinks, and brilliantly lit landscapes and architecture to explore—you don't want to miss out on this year's show.

Grab your family, your camera, and your favorite winter hat, and get your tickets now. 🎟️ https://brnw.ch/21wEJIp

The Garden is closed this Thursday, November 23, but we'll be open again on Friday and all throughout the weekend! 🦃 Fro...
11/22/2023

The Garden is closed this Thursday, November 23, but we'll be open again on Friday and all throughout the weekend! 🦃

From all of us at NYBG, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday, and we'll see you here at the Holiday Train Show as we ready for the beauty of winter to come. ❄️

With winter just around the corner, it's not too early to put some of our biggest upcoming talks on your calendar as we ...
11/21/2023

With winter just around the corner, it's not too early to put some of our biggest upcoming talks on your calendar as we get ready for the 24th Annual Winter Lecture Series.

This year’s series celebrates three distinguished individuals—Tom Balsley, Warrie Price, and Signe Nielsen—who have meaningfully contributed to New York City’s green spaces over the past several decades, using innovative designs for urban waterfront parks that exhibit a remarkable convergence of art, nature, narrative, and community.

Get your spot today: https://brnw.ch/21wEDHt

With so much to learn and explore at the Garden this holiday season, there’s no reason your little ones need to stay coo...
11/15/2023

With so much to learn and explore at the Garden this holiday season, there’s no reason your little ones need to stay cooped up!

Set out on a journey to meet the plants featured in our fan-favorite Holiday Train Show, including seed pods, fruits, and unique leaves, then design your own botanical miniatures just like the ones featured in our holiday celebration—using stamps to bring the experience home with you. With a warm mug of hot chocolate in hand and the beauty of the season to discover, get outside with the kids this holiday season. https://brnw.ch/21wEtKl

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