Current Exhibitions and Special Events

NYBG/125: NYBG Turns 125 in 2016

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 125th anniversary in 2016, NYBG invites you to share your favorite Garden memories.

Location: Throughout the Garden

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May 14–September 11, 2016

Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas

American Impressionism, a prominent artistic style that flourished at the turn of the 20th century, comes to life in a captivating Garden-wide exhibition.

Location: Throughout the Garden

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What's Wonderful in Summer

Experience the Garden's renowned landscapes, collections, and architecture through a variety of themed tours and nature walks, enjoying the rich greenery of summer at NYBG.

Location: Throughout the Garden

Included in any All-Garden Pass

November 21, 2015–July 31, 2016

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

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

Upcoming Exhibitions and Special Events

July 28, 2016

NYBG/125 Evenings: Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra

The sound of summer comes to the Conservatory Lawn with jazz, swing, and so much more to set the scene for a night of drinks and dancing.

Location: On the Conservatory Lawn

August 13, 2016

NYBG/125 Evenings: Mipso

Join Mipso for an evening of great musicianship, stunning harmonies, downhome charm and memorable songs—from thoughtful and playful originals to eclectic covers from Bowie to the Beatles.

Location: On the Conservatory Lawn

August 25, 2016

NYBG/125 Evenings: Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks

Listen to some of the best tunes from the Jazz Age, performed by one of New York's renowned jazz bands, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.

Location: On the Conservatory Lawn

October 8–30, 2016

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden

The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants. Enjoy a stunning exhibition of these carefully trained flowers in the Haupt Conservatory.

Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

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November 19, 2016–January 16, 2017

Holiday Train Show

For the 25th anniversary of NYC's favorite winter tradition, enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

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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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