Share your NYBG moment and join 1.25 million visitors!

Contribute for a chance to win a Lifetime Membership to NYBG ($3,200 value).

After more than a century at the forefront of New York City's cultural landscape, The New York Botanical Garden now serves as home to decades of moments and memories, each one an important scene in the ongoing story that defines this iconic institution. In honor of that story, and in celebration of our upcoming 125th anniversary in 2016, NYBG strives to introduce a landmark number of annual visitors to the Garden—welcoming 1.25 million people to this urban oasis as we close out 2015.

We invite you to share your own stories as we near the realization of this exciting goal, be it a moment enjoyed here with friends and family, a memorable first visit that inspired a Membership, or a particular spot in the Garden that holds special meaning for you.

Your submission will earn you a chance at winning an NYBG Lifetime Membership, and there are several ways to enter:

  1. Submit your story here by using our form. We encourage you to include a photo from your visit to NYBG!
  2. E-mail your story to
  3. Contribute via social media by taking a selfie in front of your favorite NYBG spot and posting it to Twitter or Instagram with the #NYBGMillion hashtag.

Help us lay the foundation for another 125 years of lasting memories as we approach our 125th anniversary in 2016.