Tropical Paradise

January 19-February 24, 2013

Take refuge from winter by retreating to Tropical Paradise--a showcase of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's permanent collection, including orange-yellow crotons, fuchsia bromeliads, and more. You'll feel like you are on vacation without leaving New York.

SAVE WITH THESE SPECIAL TICKET OFFERS!

- Weekdays through February 22 (excluding Monday, February 18) All-Garden Pass admission for Tropical Paradise is half price! The discount can only be applied at Ticket Windows at the Garden. When you arrive, simply mention the special offer.

- Have a MasterCard®? Buy one All-Garden Pass, get one FREE for visits any day through February 24. Learn more.

The Beauty of Paradise: A Photographic Journey

On view during regular Garden hours

See a photographic display of tropical paradises around the world under the glittering galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. During your Garden visit, learn about plants and flowers found in tropical climes through a display of exceptional photographs from the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year Contest, of which the Botanical Garden is the U.S. partner. Access additional details about the displayed photographs via your smartphone.

Tropical Paradise Photography Contest

After viewing the award-winning photographs from the International Garden Photographer of the Year display, take a spin through the Conservatory and snap your own pictures for entering into the Tropical Paradise Photography Contest. This year's contest is all about picturing paradise: find paradise in the natural beauty of the Conservatory, be inspired by the award-winning photographs from paradises around the world, and find inspiration to picture paradise in the community of your fellow photographers in the NYBG Flickr Group Pool.

Photography Tips and Tricks

Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Meet at the Conservatory Palms of the World Gallery

Join us in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory where one of the Garden's photography experts will dispense garden photography tips, encouragement, and critique for budding photographers. After soaking up some knowledge and inspiration, enter your beautiful shots in our weekly contest (see above) for a chance to win one of two seats in an upcoming photography class taught at the Garden!

Guided Exhibition Tour

Daily, 12:30 p.m. Some days also at 2:30 p.m. Meet at the entrance to the Conservatory

Take refuge from winter by retreating to Tropical Paradise--a showcase of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's permanent collection, including orange-yellow crotons, fuchsia bromeliads, and more. You'll feel like you are on vacation without leaving New York.

Adventures in Adaptation

A free scavenger hunt that leads you through the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and Garden grounds.

Welcome to Adventures in Adaptation! Using your powers of observation, search for Dr. Ed Apshon, one of our scientists who has been traveling all over the world for his research on plant adaptations. To help us find him, you must locate the plants he has recorded in his field notebook and determine where he has been--and where he's going next!

Tropical Discoveries and Wintertime Wonders

In the Everett Children's Adventure Garden

Inside the cozy Discovery Center kids of all ages can take a closer look at the differences between tropical and temperate plants. Pot up a specimen plant to take home and compare its characteristics with foliage in your neighborhood. Make bark rubbings, count tree rings, and head back into the winter garden with a field notebook to discover the vital sparks of life that lie just below the surface of this quiet season.


Can't make it to the Garden, or just want to practice at home? Check out these great photo tips from professional photographer Rich Pomerantz