At The New York Botanical Garden, we grow more than just plants—we grow programs, creativity, and people too. We strive to deliver innovative and interactive programs that bring the world of plants to you and your students in fun and exciting ways.

The School and Teacher Programs at the Garden offer:

  • Hands-on interactive and engaging programming to enhance children’s understanding of ecology, plant science, and the world around them
  • Outdoor programming to foster an appreciation of nature
  • Adherence with New York City Science Standards, New York State Learning Standards, National Science Education Standards, and the Common Core Learning Standards
  • Affordable programs

Learn about all Class Trips, Resources, and Professional Development Opportunities we offer for teachers.

Learn about Out-Of-School Programs (Summer Day Camp Groups, Girl and Boy Scouts) and NYBG Camps and Children's Gardening Program..

Or download a PDF of the complete School-Teacher Catalog here.


The New York Botanical Garden thanks the individuals, foundations, and corporations who generously support Children's Education at the Garden.

Leadership support for Children's Education programs was provided by the following donors from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015:
Altman Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Coleman P. Burke
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan C. Clay
Larry E. Condon and John J. Hoffee
Con Edison
Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, Inc.
The Everett Foundation
Amy Goldman Fowler, Ph.D.
Robert F. Gossett, Jr.
William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Mrs. Andrew Heiskell
Jill Joyce
MetLife Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
The Palm Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Royce
Whole Foods Market®

Additional support was provided by:
Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams
Charitable Foundation
Allwin Family Foundation
Frank J. Antun Foundation
Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Trustee
The Barker Welfare Foundation
Cynthia D. Brodsky
Clif Bar Family Foundation
E.H.A. Foundation, Inc.
Entergy Nuclear Northeast
Gannett Foundation
Eugene and Emily Grant Family Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation
The Marritan Fund, Inc.
McGraw Hill Financial
Marion Moore Foundation, Inc.
Morgan Stanley
Motorola Solutions Foundation
National Endowment for the Humanities
Newman's Own Foundation
Laura J. Niles Foundation, Inc.
The Norinchukin Foundation, Inc.
Alexander R. Peacock Trust
Jean R. Peacock Trust
Jill and Alan Rappaport
May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
John Ben Snow Memorial Trust
Sony Corporation of America
Time Warner, Inc.
Univision Contigo
The Walt Disney Company
Whole Foods Market®

The Everett Children's Adventure Garden has been made possible by the leadership generosity of Edith and Henry Everett.

The New York Botanical Garden is located on property owned in full by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. A portion of the Garden's general operating funds is provided by The New York City Council and The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The Bronx Borough President and Bronx elected representatives in the City Council and State Legislature provide leadership funding.