At The New York Botanical Garden, we grow more than just plants—we grow programs, creativity, and people too. Through inquiry-based methods, children and teachers engage in experiences with plants and the natural world, which will help them to construct understandings of plants, their cultural uses, and their overall importance to life on Earth.

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, 2015 through June 30, 2016:
Altman Foundation
Booth Ferris Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Coleman P. Burke
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Chobani Foundation
Larry E. Condon and John J. Hoffee
Con Edison
Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, Inc.
Everett Foundation
Amy Goldman Fowler, Ph.D.
Robert F. Gossett, Jr.
Green Mountain Energy Sun Club® William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Mrs. Andrew Heiskell
Jill Joyce
Susan E. Lynch
MetLife Foundation
Newman's Own Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
The Palm Foundation
Royal Bank of Canada
Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Royce
Kate Solomon and David Wasserman
Caroline A. Wamsler, Ph.D. and DeWayne N. Phillips
One anonymous donor

Additional support was provided by:
Adobe Foundation
Allwin Family Foundation
American Honda 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.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Laura J. Niles Foundation, Inc.
The Norinchukin Foundation, Inc.
Alfiero and Lucia Palestroni Foundation, Inc.
Alexander R. Peacock Trust
Jean R. Peacock Trust
The Pinkerton Foundation
Jill and Alan Rappaport
May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
S & P Global
Phyllis and Howard Schwartz
Philanthropic Fund
Sony Corporation of America
The Walt Disney Company
Wells Fargo
Whole Foods Market®
Mrs. B. Robert Williamson, Jr.

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.

Program Donors

Leadership support for the Edible Academy and programs in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden is provided by:

Mr. and Mrs. Coleman P. Burke, Larry E. Condon and John J. Hoffee, the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, Amy Goldman Fowler, Ph.D., Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, Robert F. Gossett, Jr., the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Jill Joyce, Susan E. Lynch, the New York City Mayor's Office and the New York City Council, New York State and Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Jill and Alan Rappaport, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Royce, Phyllis and Howard Schwartz Philanthropic Fund, Kate Solomon and David Wasserman, Caroline A. Wamsler, Ph.D. and DeWayne N. Phillips, Wallace Genetic Foundation, and one anonymous donor.

Major Corporate support for the Edible Academy is provided by:
Chobani Foundation, Green Mountain Energy Sun Club®, MetLife Foundation, and Newman's Own Foundation

Additional Corporate support for the Edible Academy is provided by:
Adobe Foundation, The Norinchukin Foundation, and Whole Foods Market®

Professional Development Program for Teachers Support provided by:
Cynthia D. Brodsky, The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Laura J. Niles Foundation, Inc., and May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.

Explainer Program Support provided by:
American Honda Foundation, Clif Bar Family Foundation, Everett Foundation, Alfiero and Lucia Palestroni Foundation, Inc., and The Pinkerton Foundation.

GreenSchool Support provided by:
Con Edison

Select plant science and ecology activities take place on the first Wednesday of each month thanks to the generous support of the Con Edison STEM Day Out initiative.