Current Exhibitions and Special Events

February 18–April 9, 2017

The Orchid Show: Thailand

During this stunning annual Garden tradition, explore an expanded showcase of magnificent orchids inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities.

Location: In the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

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This ticket includes all special exhibitions on day of visit.

November 21, 2015–February 19, 2017

Celebrating The New York Botanical Garden: 125 Years

For more than 13 years, Larry Lederman, photographer and member of NYBG’s Board of Advisors, has been observing and photographing the Garden in all seasons and at all times of day. The captivating new photographs on view during this exhibition convey his unique artistic vision and the unparalleled natural beauty of NYBG at its most splendid. These images are a tribute to the Garden’s history and a prologue to its exciting future.

Location: In the Ross Gallery

Included in any All-Garden Pass

An Ongoing Program

MetLife Healthy Families Program

The Garden, with support from MetLife Foundation, has developed The MetLife Healthy Families Program to expand nutrition education and opportunities for exercise at the Garden. The program includes Heart Smart, which provides free information and activities at our weekly Greenmarket to promote cardiovascular health.

Location: Throughout the Garden

Upcoming Exhibitions and Special Events

March–April, 2017

Orchid Evenings

Stroll through The Orchid Show: Thailand with a cocktail in hand while music, dance, and unmatched beauty create one of New York City’s most romantic date destinations. On select evenings, upgrade your experience with the Young Garden Circle Lounge a VIP experience. (Special ticket required, adults 21 and over)

Location: In the Enid A. Haput Conservatory

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March 3, 2017

Entwined: Plants, Exploration, and Our Future

This symposium focuses on the vital role exploration plays in understanding the entwined relationships of plants to human and ecosystem well-being, and the challenges for sustaining those essential relationships over time. Featuring presentations by six Garden scientists working in locations from New York City to the island nation of Vanuatu.

Location: Ross Hall

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March 4–October 29, 2017

What in the World is a Herbarium?

The William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the largest herbarium in the Western Hemisphere with 7.8 million preserved specimens. Through this special exhibition in Ross Hall, learn some of the many ways that Garden scientists are working to study and save the plants of the world.

Location: Ross Gallery

Included in any All-Garden Pass

March 9, 2017

Threshold: Biodiversity, Climate, and Humanity at a Crossroads

In this Humanities Institute Symposium three renowned scholars will discuss the implications of the climate crisis for the future of life on Earth. Threshold will conclude with a panel discussion and questions from the audience on the prospects for a new environmental ethic for the 21st century.

Location: Ross Hall

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April 22–October 29, 2017

CHIHULY

For the first time in more than ten years, the artwork of world-renowned sculptor Dale Chihuly will be featured in a major exhibition in New York.

Location: Throughout the Garden

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April–October, 2017

CHIHULY Nights

Viewing the CHIHULY sculptures at night is thrilling, as each one takes on a magical energy. See their colors and forms in a whole new light as the Garden’s vistas and Conservatory become living canvases for these works of art.

Location: Throughout the Garden

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April 22 & 23, 2017

Annual Research and Conservation Open House

Learn about NYBG’s programs and facilities to explore, understand, document, and conserve Earth’s plant and fungal diversity. Hands-on demonstrations in the Mertz Library Building let visitors learn what it is like to work in the field. Also offered are behind-the-scenes tours led by NYBG scientists of the Steere Herbarium, Pfizer Lab, and Haupt Conservatory.

Location: Throughout the Garden

Included in any All-Garden Pass

April 29 & 30, 2017

Daffodil Celebration and Wine Weekend

The historic display at Daffodil Hill, with more than 300,000 recently planted daffodil bulbs, provides a stunning backdrop for this wine lover’s weekend. Enjoy a selection of palate-pleasing wines from New York and surrounding states, while experts on the science of making wine host talks.

Location: Throughout the Garden

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May 4, 2017

Antique Garden Furniture Fair:
Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room
Preview Party & Collectors' Plant Sale

One of the most anticipated events of the spring, The New York Botanical Garden, event leadership, and celebrated Designer Chairman, Bronson Van Wyck, will kick off its Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room at the Preview Party and Collector’s Plant Sale.

Location: Conservatory Tent

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May 5–7, 2017

Antique Garden Furniture Fair:
Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room

Long held as the country’s most renowned stage for authentic garden antiques and rarities, the Antique Garden Furniture Fair returns to The New York Botanical Garden with an expansive collection of ornament, decorative art, and timeless furniture for the home and garden.

Location: Conservatory Tent

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This ticket includes all special exhibitions on day of visit.

May 13 & 14, 2017

Mothers Day Weekend

The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for live music, games, picnicking, and more. Make a reservation for a delicious brunch with mom and enjoy all of these special activities.

Location: Throughout the Garden

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May 18, 2017

The Glimerglass Festival: An Evening of World-Class Opera

Join us for a sneak peek of the internationally renowned Glimmerglass Festival: romance, revenge, comedy, and tragedy in a wide range of musical and visual styles. Glimmerglass Young Artists will present excerpts that include Gershwin’s beloved Porgy and Bess; Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, Oklahoma!; Handel’s Xerxes; and Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais.

Location: Ross Hall

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June 3 & 4, 2017

Rose Garden Weekend

Celebrate the peak of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden’s spring color and beauty during two days of live music, plant care demonstrations, tours with garden experts, and refreshments in the shade of the collection’s overlooks.

Location: Rose Garden

Included in any All-Garden Pass

June 11, 2017

Plein-Air Invitational

The Garden hosts its 2nd Annual Plein-Air Invitational, celebrating painting in the great outdoors. More than 20 established plain-air artists will spread out across the Garden grounds. Visitors will be invited to drop in and draw as well, during informal sessions led by plain-air instructors.

Location: Throughout the Garden

Included in any All-Garden Pass