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Featured Programs

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The Beauty of Paradise: A Photographic Journey

On view during regular Garden hours

See a photographic display of tropical paradises around the world in the fascinating 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 New York Botanical Garden is the U.S. partner. Learn how to enter your own photographs into this juried competition. Access additional details about the displayed photographs via your smartphone.

Tropical Paradise Photography Contest

Take a spin through the Conservatory while viewing the award-winning photographs from the International Garden Photographer of the Year contest, then snap your own pictures to enter 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 share your vision of what paradise is with the community of fellow photographers in the NYBG Flickr Group Pool.

Tropical Interactive Encounters

Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., including Mondays, January 20 and February 17
In the Conservatory

See, smell, or taste the rejuvenating and healing powers of tropical plants such as coconut, nutmeg, annatto, and banana through interactive demonstrations. These showcases will provide insight into the historical and cultural importance of various plants found throughout the tropics and highlighted in our collection.

Tropical Paradise Guides

Tours, weekdays at 12:30 p.m.; Meet in the Conservatory, Palms of the World Gallery
Roaming Q&A, weekends and holiday Mondays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Take a trip through paradise with a Garden guide who will highlight interesting plants of our permanent collection in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Touch and smell samples of featured plants, including vanilla, coconut, and nutmeg and get a sense of place through photographs of these plants in the wild.

Winter Plant & Tree Tour

Escape the winter chill with a Garden Tour Guide during an ecotour of our sprawling Conservatory, traveling through two types of rain forest, deserts of the Americas and of Africa, and aquatic and carnivorous plant displays.

Tours of Haupt Conservatory Tropical Houses and Desert Collections

Escape the winter chill with a Garden Tour Guide during an ecotour of our sprawling Conservatory, traveling through two types of rain forest, deserts of the Americas and of Africa, and aquatic and carnivorous plant displays.


Check out these great photo tips from professional photographer Rich Pomerantz.