Member Trips

Garden Membership gives you access to a world of natural beauty and fascinating history far beyond the Garden grounds. Join us for one (or all!) of our Member-Only Trips. To reserve, please email or call 718.817.8703. When reserving a trip or program, you agree to our Member Trips Reservation Conditions and Cancellation Policy.

Back by popular demand! Valentine's Day Tea Talk

February 14; 2–4 p.m.
Meet at Garden Terrace Room
$40; includes Victorian Tea reception, one complimentary glass of champagne and talk

Enjoy this Valentine’s Day with a hot cup of tea, finger sandwiches, savory sweets, and a delightful talk about the cultural history of this internationally celebrated holiday of love. The tea reception will be proceeded by a talk entitled, "Cupid's Journey: A Historical Look at Valentine's Day" presented by Wayne Cahilly. Wayne will discuss the holiday from its origins in ancient Rome through its long and entertaining modern day evolution.

Two Dates! Philadelphia International Flower Show 2017: Holland

March 15 & 16; 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Meet at NYBG
$105; includes continental breakfast, snacks, transportation, and admission

The Philadelphia International Flower Show is an amazing world of great gardening and design that dates back to 1829. This annual indoor flower show is the largest in the world, stretching across 10-acres of beautiful displays of creative garden designs and flower crafts. In 2017 the show will celebrate the wonders of Holland. From windmills and wooden shoes to vibrant tulips and flower fields, explore diverse stories of horticulture, innovative eco-design, and modern urban greening of the Netherlands. Join us for a full day of fun, shopping, and discovery during this grand exhibition.

Two Dates! Grand Central Terminal Tour

March 23 & June 2; 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Meet at Grand Central Terminal
$50; includes two-hour walking tour of Grand Central

To most New Yorkers, Grand Central Terminal is simply a midpoint stop before getting to work or home, but this historic national landmark has great architectural and cultural significance. Join us on this two-hour walking tour to learn about Grand Central’s remarkable history, stunning Paris-inspired Beaux-Arts design architecture, and its central role in creating midtown Manhattan.

Arthur Avenue Walking Food Tour

April 13 and June 8, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Meet at NYBG
$85, includes 2-hour tour, tastings, and 4-course private lunch

Bring your appetite as we explore New York’s second “Little Italy”! Join us on a two-hour walking tour through iconic Arthur Avenue, a neighborhood filled with family-owned businesses that have been established for generations. Visit butcher shops, bakeries, and authentic salumerias for a true taste of Italy. We will complete the experience with a delicious private lunch at an Arthur Avenue restaurant.

Azalea Garden Luncheon

May 12, 11 a.m. -2 p.m.
Meet at the Azalea Garden
$55, includes gourmet private lunch and behind-the-scenes guided tour

Garden curators will guide Members through the newly opened Azalea Garden, providing extensive details on the landscape design and planting of this 11-acre spectacle. This tour will take place during the spring azaleas' bloom, so be sure to bring your cameras! After your guided tour, we will take a short walk to the Lillian and Amy Goldman Stone Mill where we will end the afternoon with a delightful private buffet lunch at the Stone Mill. Curators will be available to answer your Garden questions during lunch.

Florence Griswold Museum

May 19, 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Meet at NYBG
$135, includes breakfast, lunch, transportation, and guided tours

Located in Old Lyme, Connecticut, The Florence Griswold Museum, was a former boarding house and art colony run by Florence Griswold. Over 200 artists such as Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, and Matilda Browne found the lush countryside of Connecticut the perfect location for an American art colony. Tour the Georgian mansion, that holds am impressive collection of American Impressionist paintings and is situated near the 13 acres historic garden. The day will be complimented with lunch at Café Flo on the mansion’s veranda overlooking the Lieutenant river.