Current Exhibitions and Special Events

January 24 – February 22

Wild Medicine in the Tropics

Explore the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s upland and lowland rain forests to discover plants used for health and wellness. The award-winning companion app, Wild Medicine, gives you an in-depth look at the medicinal qualities of some of the most important plants featured in the permanent collection.

Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

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November 15, 2014 – February 22, 2015

Flora Illustrata: A Celebration of Botanical Masterworks

In this sumptuous exhibition in the Art Gallery visitors are introduced to some of the Library’s most fascinating works—exceedingly rare books, stunning botanical artworks, illustrated manuscripts, medieval herbals, exquisite garden prints and flower books, nursery catalogs, explorers’ notebooks, and more.

Location: The Art Gallery

Included in any All-Garden Pass

What's Wonderful in Winter

Experience the Garden's renowned landscapes, collections, events, and exhibitions through a variety of themed tours and nature walks, from wintry strolls in the 50-acre Forest to trips through the Garden's classic architecture.

Location: Throughout the Garden

Included in any All-Garden Pass

Curator's Spotlight

In this Garden-wide series of small installations, NYBG's curators highlight special selections from their gardens and collections, providing a glimpse into the beauty and diversity of the plant world as seen through the lens of those who cultivate it.

Location: Throughout the Garden

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

An Ongoing Exhibition

Join us at upcoming family-friendly cultural activities and programs as part of "It's Your Garden," a new program of community outreach presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Location: Throughout the Garden

Upcoming Exhibitions and Special Events

February 13 & 14

Valentine's Day Dates

Treat yourself and your loved one to a complimentary champagne, indulgent chocolate, and Wild Medicine in the Tropics—a showcase of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's permanent collection and the medicinal plants featured therein.

Location: In the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

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February 16 – 22

Carla Hall's Culinary Kids Week

As part of the Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join NYBG and Carla Hall for a family-friendly, weeklong food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods. ABC's The Chew co-host, NYBG Edible Academy Committee Member, and celebrity chef Carla Hall presents this weeklong celebration that offers exciting hands-on activity stations, daily cooking skills workshops, and more, with a very special appearance by Carla on Monday, February 16.

Location: Conservatory Tent

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Programming is geared for children ages 4–12 years old.

February 28 – April 19

The Orchid Show

Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures.

Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

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April 24 – 26

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

This beautiful show has been refreshed to include many new and exciting dealers specializing in sculpture, ornament, and furniture for the garden, and garden-related objects for the home. Bold and refined, contemporary and classic—and more engaging than ever.

Location: Conservatory Tent

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April – October

The Edible Academy Programs

The Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden is home to the Edible Academy programs. Together they bring plenty of fun for adults and kids alike, with cooking demonstrations in the Whole Foods Market® Family Garden Kitchen; daily, family-friendly activities; and hands-on gardening.

Location: Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden

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May 16 – November 1

FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life

FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life will focus on the iconic artist's engagement with nature in her native country of Mexico. The exhibition will be the first solo presentation of Kahlo's work in New York City in more than 10 years, and the first exhibition to focus exclusively on her intense interest in the botanical world.

Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

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