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Looking for family-friendly winter activities for your little ones? Everyone’s favorite train is returning to NYBG as th...
01/04/2023

Looking for family-friendly winter activities for your little ones? Everyone’s favorite train is returning to NYBG as the star of All Aboard with Thomas & Friends—a mini-performance in our Ross Hall that invites kids to take part in a fun-filled, interactive musical adventure. There's even a photo-op with the famous steam engine after the show!

Thomas will only be visiting on select dates this January, kicking off this Saturday, January 7, and tickets are going fast—get yours today. https://fal.cn/3uRta

Wishing you the happiest New Year from all of us here at NYBG, with hope for successful resolutions, shared joy among fa...
01/01/2023

Wishing you the happiest New Year from all of us here at NYBG, with hope for successful resolutions, shared joy among family and friends, and a beautiful winter. ❄️✨

We're open to explore today, tomorrow, and all week long as the Holiday Train Show continues through January 16—New York's favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years, filling the warmth of the Haupt Conservatory with seasonal cheer for all of us who aren't ready for the celebrations to end!

Get your tickets today. 🎟️ https://fal.cn/3uNGe

In 2022 the Mertz Library circulated over 3,000 books to its visitors—ranging from staff scientists to NYBG members and ...
12/30/2022
The Mertz Library: 2022 Wrapped!

In 2022 the Mertz Library circulated over 3,000 books to its visitors—ranging from staff scientists to NYBG members and students—with hundreds of books also added to our ever evolving circulating and general collections. And this year we wanted to share a few of the top picks that people couldn't put down, ranging from books on psychedelic mushrooms to overseas herbals and more.

Before we enter the New Year, check out Mertz Library Wrapped: 2022!

In 2022 the Mertz Library circulated over 3,000 books to its patrons—ranging from staff scientists to NYBG members and students—and hundreds of books were added to our ever evolving circulating and general collections.

As Ukraine's cultural institutions continue to face uncertain hurdles, Botanic Gardens Conservation International is wor...
12/28/2022

As Ukraine's cultural institutions continue to face uncertain hurdles, Botanic Gardens Conservation International is working each day to ensure that the nation's beautiful botanical gardens are able to support staff, sustain collections, and allow these gardens to remain open in a time of crisis--when people need beauty and respite the most.

Please consider making a donation as a show of support for the many botanical collections and plantspeople of Ukraine that not only demonstrate horticultural excellence, but the continued protection and conservation of the nation's native plants. https://fal.cn/3uJTC

The holiday celebration is still going strong at NYBG as the beauty of winter comes to our 250 acres—but time is running...
12/27/2022

The holiday celebration is still going strong at NYBG as the beauty of winter comes to our 250 acres—but time is running out to GLOW up this year! 💡🍹💫

Don't miss the last 7 nights to discover NYC's largest outdoor holiday light experience—NYBG GLOW—as it continues into the New Year, with events every night through this Friday and on select evenings through January 14. It's the perfect chance to ring in 2023 with warming spiked drinks, hot bites from the Bronx Night Market, and the dazzling beauty of our many botanically inspired light installations, each one your next chance for the perfect holiday selfie.

Want to save even more on your NYBG GLOW + Holiday Train Show experience? Use code HOLIDAY30 to save 30% on already-discounted evening combination tickets. Get yours now! https://fal.cn/3uIsu

The Garden is buzzing with the joy of the holidays as we head into Holiday Week here at NYBG! 🎄 ✨Looking for evening pla...
12/23/2022

The Garden is buzzing with the joy of the holidays as we head into Holiday Week here at NYBG! 🎄 ✨

Looking for evening plans tonight? There's still time to get your tickets to NYBG GLOW this evening, where we'll be turning up the holiday cheer with music, hot food from the Bronx Night Market, and the only holiday light experience in NYC with a train show to explore. We'll be closed this Sunday December 25, but open again on Monday and all week long as the Holiday Train Show continues in the welcoming warmth of our Haupt Conservatory.

Days and nights alike are expected to sell out, so et tickets while you can—and join us for the seasonal fun as we make our way toward the new year! https://fal.cn/3uF9O

12/21/2022
The Orchid Show: Natural Heritage

Breaking news—we're overjoyed to announce The Orchid Show: Natural Heritage, opening February 18, 2023, only at NYBG!

Acclaimed artist Lily Kwong, the designer for The Orchid Show's 20th year, presents a meditative and captivating design inspired by her ancestral connections to the natural world. Kwong's vibrant and fantastical vision will envelop visitors in thousands of orchids, allowing them to reconnect to nature amidst picture perfect beauty.

Don't miss this chance to be immersed in a mesmerizing array of orchids, enfolded into rolling mountains throughout the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, and to feel enwrapped in this one-of-a-kind experience. Learn more and get your tickets—now on sale to the public—and stay tuned for more as we near next year's opening of this eagerly awaited exhibition. https://fal.cn/3uBGr

Photo by Gesi Schilling

12/20/2022

Bundle up, grab a warming winter drink, and set out into the illuminated landscapes of NYBG GLOW this weekend—it’s your best opportunity to capture the perfect holiday selfie! 🤳❄️

The twinkling beauty of NYC’s largest outdoor holiday light experience sets the scene for cozy shots in our brilliantly lit gazebos and beyond, and with music, hot bites from the Bronx Night Market, and drinks to make for the perfect holiday evening, they’re the cheeriest after-dark outings in the City.

Get your tickets for this Thursday and Friday nights, but don’t wait, as evenings have been selling out! https://fal.cn/3uA5l

“We’re thrilled to see international consensus from COP15 on the urgent need to protect biodiversity amid unprecedented ...
12/19/2022
Nearly Every Country Signs On to a Sweeping Deal to Protect Nature

“We’re thrilled to see international consensus from COP15 on the urgent need to protect biodiversity amid unprecedented plant and animal species decline worldwide. The protection of natural spaces is crucial towards protecting our planet and all its inhabitants and integral to combating climate change. The international conservation community must continue building on this important progress in 2023.”

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

Roughly 190 nations, aiming to halt a dangerous decline in biodiversity, agreed to preserve 30 percent of the planet’s land and seas. The United States is not officially a participant.

In this recent piece from The New Yorker, join singer-songwriter Beth Orton as she explores the Thain Forest at NYBG, th...
12/17/2022
Beth Orton’s Deciduous Sound

In this recent piece from The New Yorker, join singer-songwriter Beth Orton as she explores the Thain Forest at NYBG, the largest remaining tract of old-growth forest in NYC, and reflects on her own growth as a musician in tandem with that of these magnificent fall trees.

Before a show at Bowery Ballroom, the singer-songwriter takes a stroll through New York City’s last old-growth woodland, in the Bronx.

For this month's EcoQuest, we're on the trail of pteridophytes. New York City is home to diverse plants that continue to...
12/15/2022

For this month's EcoQuest, we're on the trail of pteridophytes. New York City is home to diverse plants that continue to paint the landscape green well after much of it has died back or turned dormant. Many of these winter greens are pteridophytes, which are vascular plants that produce spores instead of seeds.

This group includes ferns, horsetails, and lycophytes, and can be deciduous, semi-evergreen, or evergreen. Help our scientists find as many of these terrific pteridophytes as you can this December using your smartphone, to provide a better understanding of our City's biodiversity. https://fal.cn/3usxK

12/13/2022

With the holidays in swing and evening tickets selling out for NYBG GLOW + the Holiday Train Show, now's the time to make your weekend plans! 🎄🥂

The Garden is alive with the sights and sounds of the season and the place to be for making new holiday memories, with the Holiday Train Show celebrating over 30 years as NYC's favorite holiday tradition and NYBG GLOW offering the best holiday evening outings in the City. But with tickets SOLD OUT for last Saturday's event and going fast for this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, you don't want to wait!

The holidays at NYBG are the easiest way to make your spirits bright! Learn more and secure your tickets now: https://fal.cn/3up5s

As fall winds down and the Garden settles into its winter routine, the outdoor collections take on the colors of silver ...
12/12/2022

As fall winds down and the Garden settles into its winter routine, the outdoor collections take on the colors of silver and gold, punctuated with seed heads, dried pods, and all the textures of the coming season of hibernation.

This flat-top aster (Doellingeria umbellata) in the Native Plant Garden adds fluffy brightness to the beauty of the wind-swept meadow. 🍂🌤

Kicking off on January 26, our Winter Lecture Series is back for its 23rd year with a focus on fostering environmental e...
12/08/2022

Kicking off on January 26, our Winter Lecture Series is back for its 23rd year with a focus on fostering environmental empathy. Join us for three important talks with designers who explore how immersive, responsive garden design can change how people interact with nature—and foster a sense of individual responsibility to protect our shared natural world.

Don't miss our first talk with Kona Gray in the new year! Learn more: https://fal.cn/3uhM5

Our thanks to everyone who came out to this past weekend's tree and menorah lighting ceremony at the Garden—our first in...
12/07/2022

Our thanks to everyone who came out to this past weekend's tree and menorah lighting ceremony at the Garden—our first in two years. We were honored to be joined by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, New York State Senator Jose M. Serrano, George Alvarez for NYS Assembly, and John Zaccaro Jr. for the occasion, and wish you all a happy holidays!

For over 30 years, the Holiday Train Show has been NYC's most beloved holiday tradition—and one family's love of trains ...
12/06/2022
At the NYBG Holiday Train Show, magic is passed along through generations

For over 30 years, the Holiday Train Show has been NYC's most beloved holiday tradition—and one family's love of trains made it all possible. 🚂

In the latest from Gothamist, learn how Paul Busse's passion for model trains outgrew his home to become this celebrated annual exhibition in the Haupt Conservatory now three decades strong, delighting visitors with a cozy cityscape in miniature. And hear from WNYC as they speak with Laura Busse-Dolan, who's taken the helm of the family business to keep the trains running strong for future Holiday Train Show fans of all ages.

An annual show that has been enchanting families for more than three decades with its whizzing trains and tiny New York landmarks made out of twigs, leaves and resin is itself a family affair.

Look toward the Manhattan skyline and you'll find an unmissable fixture of our City's personality—the Empire State Build...
12/05/2022

Look toward the Manhattan skyline and you'll find an unmissable fixture of our City's personality—the Empire State Building. And the same goes for our miniature skyline in the Haupt Conservatory! 🌇

The Holiday Train Show's landmark replica, made from seed pods, leaves, twigs, and bark, soars over the exhibition, its rooftop lit up in cheery green as trains zip around its base. Did you know that the original structure rises to 1,454 feet at the tip of its spire, and was built in ~only 410 days~? Learn more about the exhibition and its celebration of New York history, and get your tickets for preferred dates: https://fal.cn/3ubCA

11/30/2022

What gets you in the holiday spirit? 🌲✨

Share your favorite holiday activity here in the comments and tag a friend for a chance to win four All-Garden Pass tickets to this year’s Holiday Train Show, plus four round-trip tickets on MTA Metro-North Railroad—the fastest and greenest way to get to the Garden.

Sound off with your favorite traditions by December 2 and make sure to follow us and MTA Away to enter to win. We’ll see you at New York City’s most beloved holiday experience! Find sweepstakes rules here:https://www.nybg.org/content/uploads/2022/11/2022-NYBG-Holiday-Train-Show-Sweepstakes-Rules.pdf

11/29/2022

The holiday season is HERE and it's time to lock down your plans to visit the Holiday Train Show and NYBG GLOW! Whether spending it with family, friends or loved ones–check out the ultimate holiday experience, the only holiday light show where you can also see a train show. 🚂🎥

By day, explore New York's most famous (miniature) landmarks inside the Haupt Conservatory at the Holiday Train Show. At night, NYBG GLOW awaits you with choreographed light and sound installations, along with ice carving and great food from Bronx Night Market. Secure your ticket to NYC's most beloved tradition NOW – tickets sell out fast. Your iconic holiday experience is a click away. https://www.nybg.org/event/holiday-train-show/

During our Cyber Weekend Sale you can save 30% off sitewide from now through Monday. From botanical books and home decor...
11/26/2022

During our Cyber Weekend Sale you can save 30% off sitewide from now through Monday. From botanical books and home decor to a variety of seeds, gardening tools, and more—we have something unique for everybody on your list. https://fal.cn/3tWmJ

With over 190 landmark replicas in this year's Holiday Train Show, the Haupt Conservatory is a history of New York in mi...
11/25/2022

With over 190 landmark replicas in this year's Holiday Train Show, the Haupt Conservatory is a history of New York in miniature! And this week, we're spotlighting our friends at The Jewish Museum.

Perhaps you've seen this Manhattan icon rendered in plant parts in the exhibition, with its warmly lit windows and unmissable gray-green rooftop. The original, first built as a family home for the Warburgs in the early 20th century, was designed by Charles Pierrepont Henry Gilbert—a renowned architect of mansions and townhomes in NYC at the time—and donated in 1944. It reopened as The Jewish Museum in 1947, and to this day, the galleries inside retain the original plaster moldings, intricate wood paneling, and elegant light fixtures that greeted Felix and Frieda Warburg upon their first arrival in 1908.

Stay tuned this holiday season as we share more of our museum friends featured in this year's show, and be sure to get tickets to see them for yourself: https://fal.cn/3tVP6

From everyone here at The New York Botanical Garden, here's wishing the happiest of holiday seasons to each of you, with...
11/24/2022

From everyone here at The New York Botanical Garden, here's wishing the happiest of holiday seasons to each of you, with hopes for the company of friends, family, and loved ones, and a beautiful winter to come! 🦃❄️

We're closed for today, but we'll be open again tomorrow and throughout the weekend with The Holiday Train Show, NYBG GLOW, and 250 acres of late fall to explore here in the Bronx. https://fal.cn/3tT8s

Our lives on Earth are totally dependent on plants, and as people start making plans for long-distance space travel, the...
11/23/2022

Our lives on Earth are totally dependent on plants, and as people start making plans for long-distance space travel, there is a critical need for technology that can bring life-sustaining plants along on the journey.

On November 30, join Dr. Carl Lewis, Director of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and principal investigator on several NASA grants awarded to Fairchild, as he discusses current space gardening technology and the research now underway to make it better. Get registered for this online event: https://fal.cn/3tRWq

Breaking news! We're announcing our all-new Spring/Summer exhibition for 2023—and this is one you’re not going to want t...
11/22/2022

Breaking news! We're announcing our all-new Spring/Summer exhibition for 2023—and this is one you’re not going to want to miss!

Experience the Garden through the eyes of one of today’s leading artists. This spring, celebrated visual artist Ebony G. Patterson will access our collections to create new, site-specific work at NYBG.

Patterson’s dynamic, colorful sculptures of birds and extinct plants set among flowers and planted environments will be installed throughout the grounds. These works will explore the beauty and utility of what we might consider “undesirable” elements of the natural world, asking us to question our own assumptions about gardens in unexpected and provocative ways.

Learn more and sign up for exhibition updates and ticket alerts: https://fal.cn/3tPXc

Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery
Photo: Frank Ishman

While you’re celebrating this week’s feasting and festivities, spend some time resetting in New York City’s most beautif...
11/21/2022

While you’re celebrating this week’s feasting and festivities, spend some time resetting in New York City’s most beautiful 250 acres. 🚂🌲🦃

Now that the Holiday Train Show and NYBG GLOW are on view, the Garden is the place to be for family activities this holiday season! We’ll be open through Wednesday night this week, and reopened on Friday for you to experience this beloved tradition in the Haupt Conservatory all weekend long, with trains zipping among an extraordinary collection of familiar landmark replicas made from botanical materials. And be sure to stop by after dark to experience the wonder of NYBG GLOW this Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and select nights into January 2023, featuring choreographed lights and sound in NYC’s largest outdoor holiday lighting experience.

The Garden is the place to be for the holidays, indoors and out—head through to get your tickets! https://fal.cn/3tN8q

It's GLOW time! 💫💡 This weekend marks the opening of the Holiday Train Show and NYBG GLOW. Inside the Haupt Conservatory...
11/17/2022

It's GLOW time! 💫💡

This weekend marks the opening of the Holiday Train Show and NYBG GLOW. Inside the Haupt Conservatory, see trains pass through charming miniatures of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and more—each one made from botanical materials. And with GLOW back for its third smash year, featuring choreographed lights and sound that expand across even more of the grounds, the Garden is your destination for the perfect holiday nights out.

Your first two chances to experience GLOW are this Friday & Saturday, November 18 & 19, with sparkling displays, festive music, and delicious bites from the Bronx Night Market!

Get your tickets while they last: https://fal.cn/3tHeQ

As a gardener, bringing a little curiosity to the transitions of fall can be an enlightening experience—one that can imp...
11/17/2022
How to Read the Tree Leaves

As a gardener, bringing a little curiosity to the transitions of fall can be an enlightening experience—one that can improve your results in horticulture. Hear from Margaret Roach, author of A Way to Garden, from Margaret Roach and friend of NYBG, as she reflects on the lessons of this season of change here in our 250 acres, and the botanical wonders taking place.

A little knowledge of botany can be helpful, even if you’re an amateur gardener. Here are a few things you should know about what happens in the fall.

Are you as excited as we are for the grand opening of the Holiday Train Show and NYBG GLOW this weekend? Discover the Ga...
11/15/2022

Are you as excited as we are for the grand opening of the Holiday Train Show and NYBG GLOW this weekend? Discover the Garden after dark with increased choreographed lights and sound, more illuminated botanical displays inspired by the centuries of history in our Steere Herbarium, and so much else to explore. 🚂🌟

Can you tell which tree species this is lighting up our Library Building? Share your answers in the comments!🌲

The ultimate holiday nights out are right here in the Bronx, with thousands of energy-efficient lights, picture-perfect installations to discover, and the beloved Holiday Train Show inviting you into a twinkling world of landmark replicas and zipping model trains. Stay tuned for more as we kick off the largest outdoor holiday light experience in NYC, and head through to get your tickets! https://fal.cn/3tCIT

Looking for a unique perspective to better your art? 🎨Study the beauty and efficiency of branching patterns found in nat...
11/15/2022

Looking for a unique perspective to better your art? 🎨

Study the beauty and efficiency of branching patterns found in nature, from leaf veins and root systems to corals, mineral dendrites, and a single brain neuron during this Saturday's Patterns in Nature class at NYBG. You'll observe and sketch from specimens, then create 2D and 3D representations modeled on these concepts.

Get registered for this 11/19 course: https://fal.cn/3tClW

Our Landscape Design Students and Alumni Series continues this Tuesday, 11/15, with Sam Hoadley, Manager of Horticultura...
11/14/2022

Our Landscape Design Students and Alumni Series continues this Tuesday, 11/15, with Sam Hoadley, Manager of Horticultural Research at Delaware's Mt. Cuba Center. Join him here at NYBG as he discusses the native plants and related cultivars that've shown the most horticultural and ecological value for use in the mid-Atlantic region. https://fal.cn/3tAqd

“It’s like we took all the icons of New York City and pulled them in for a big hug!” Get a sneak peek behind the scenes ...
11/11/2022
Holiday Train Show paying homage to NYC landmarks set to return on Nov. 19

“It’s like we took all the icons of New York City and pulled them in for a big hug!”

Get a sneak peek behind the scenes in the Haupt Conservatory, where this year’s Holiday Train Show is bringing the magic of the season back to the Garden thanks to the hard work of dozens of passionate people. Hear from Laura Busse-Dolan, whose family has been crafting these detailed landmark replicas for our exhibition for over 30 years, and stay tuned as we near opening day on November 19.

On Thursday, CBS2 got a behind-the-scenes look at the work to get the popular attraction up and running.

11/11/2022

Branch out from the ordinary this holiday with a visit to New York’s favorite seasonal escape! 🚂🎄💫

The Holiday Train Show returns in just ONE WEEK, bringing with it more than 190 enchanting replicas of New York landmarks, trains zipping overhead, and all the magic that’s made it a beloved holiday tradition for over 30 years. And with NYBG GLOW back for its third smash year—the city’s largest outdoor holiday light experience, featuring dazzling displays and spectacular light installations across the Garden’s magnificent collections plus food, music, and more—there’s no better place to celebrate the holidays than NYBG.

Get your tickets for these must-see holiday outings as we near opening day on November 19. See you then! https://fal.cn/3twrv

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We had SUCH a lovely time at the new NYBG Glow evening. HIGHLY recommended for families looking for outdoor socially distanced revelry.
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Many thanks to the NYBG Gift Shop! We purchased a gift for my mother's birthday and it turned out to be defective. The shop staff was happy to do an exchange and walked me through the process of how to send the item back by mail. On Wednesday I dropped off the old item with UPS, and by Thursday afternoon the shop delivered the replacement item, gift wrapped, to my mother's home. It was amazingly fast and easy, and dealing with Margaret was such a pleasure. These little things matter, and we appreciate it!
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Mark Plotkin will be speaking about his decades of work in the Amazon this Thursday as part of the American Botanical Council and The Sustainable Herbs Program's Ethnobotany Series:

From Peru to Pompeii: What Everyone Needs to Know about the Amazon, with a Chaser of the Ethnobotany of Ancient Wine: A Conversation with Dr. Mark Plotkin

Thursday, 2-3 EDT

Register for free here:

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I see that the Bronx was hit hard by the storm today and wanted to inquire as to whether or not ticket holders will be still be welcome tomorrow
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