Current Exhibitions and Special Events

September 17–October 30, 2016

Scarecrows & Pumpkins

Enjoy this bountiful time of year with eye-popping pumpkins, spooky scarecrows, and plenty of family fun.

Location: Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

Included in any All-Garden Pass

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

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

Included in any All-Garden Pass

This ticket includes all special exhibitions on day of visit.

October 8 & 15

Kiku Evenings

An evening viewing of Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden paired with a complimentary sake cocktail makes for an unforgettable night out.

Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

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October 13, 2016

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden Reception & Dinner

Enjoy an evening among our acclaimed fall exhibition, Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden, sip on a variety of delicious sake, and take in the sounds of traditional Japanese music. This one-of-a-kind event benefiting our Fund for Horticulture includes exclusive tours and an elegant dinner inspired by Japanese cuisine. The evening will honor Judy and Michael Steinhardt and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas).

Location: Throughout the Garden

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October 8–February 12

Redouté to Warhol: Bunny Mellon’s Botanical Art

This exhibition in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library’s Art Gallery—presented in partnership with the Oak Spring Garden Foundation— features masterworks from the Oak Spring Garden Library collection belonging to the late Rachel Lambert (“Bunny”) Mellon.

Location: LuEsther T. Mertz Library Art Gallery

Included in any All-Garden Pass

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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January 21 – February 12, 2017

Wild Medicine in the Tropics

Explore the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's World of Plants 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: In the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

Included in any All-Garden Pass

February 11 & 12, 2017

Valentine’s Day Weekend

Stroll through the expansive Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, talk to guides on hand about the many aphrodisiac plants that can be found at the Garden, and enjoy expert-led chocolate discussions and tastings—all included with an All-Garden Pass.

Location: In the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

Included in any All-Garden Pass

February 18–April 9, 2017

The Orchid Show

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: 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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