Current Exhibitions and Special Events

February 28 – April 19

The Orchid Show: Chandeliers

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other. Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs 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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March & April

Orchid Evenings

Enjoy a cocktail while viewing The Orchid Show and its thousands of spectacular flowers. This unforgettable beauty makes for one of New York City's most romantic date destinations.

Location: In the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

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What's Wonderful in Early Spring

Experience the Garden's renowned landscapes, collections, and landmarks through a variety of themed tours and nature walks, enjoying spring's return in a landscape of waking flowers and greenery.

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

April 22

Earth Day

What better place to celebrate Earth Day and its gifts than at NYBG? During the day, bring the family to learn how to make and maintain a worm compost bin, create a tiny terrarium to take home, look for wildlife such as birds, frogs, and turtles—or simply enjoy the landscape of this urban oasis.

Location: Throughout the Garden

Included in any All-Garden Pass

April 24 – 26

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. More than 30 established exhibitors display centuries of classic design inspiration gathered from across the United States and Europe.

Location: Conservatory Tent

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April 25

Young Collectors' Evening

Peruse and shop the Antique Garden Furniture Fair's offerings after hours with a complimentary glass of champagne. Join us for a magical evening among the rare and unique offerings for the garden and the garden room. There will be guided walks throughout the night to help you discover new ways of looking at things and suggestions for using them in your own home decór.

Location: Conservatory Tent

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May 2 & 3

Native Plant Garden Wine Weekend

During this oenophile's weekend, purchase a souvenir wine glass to join us for a flight of palate-pleasing local wines from New York State vintners while experts on winemaking and viticulture invite you to join the conversation during presentations of their crafts. As you sip your wine, enjoy snacks for purchase and live acoustic music.

Location: In the Native Plant Garden

Included in any All-Garden Pass

The Native Plant Garden is a gift of the Leon Levy Foundation.

May 9 & 10

Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party

Treat mom to the day out that she deserves! In fact, bring the whole family for live music, games, picnicking, brunch, and more—all surrounded by the most spectacular spring landscape New York has to offer.

Location: On Daffodil Hill

Included in any All-Garden Pass

This ticket includes all special exhibitions on day of visit.

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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May – November

Frida al Fresco

Enjoy these festive nights out at the Garden by experiencing FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life after hours. Transport yourself to Mexico without leaving New York via live music performances, Kahlo-inspired items from Shop in the Garden, an outdoor Tequila Bar, and delicious Mexican fare inspired by Kahlo's own recipes, all enjoyed with a complimentary cerveza.

Location: Leon Levy Visitor Center

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June 6 & 7

Rose Garden Weekend

Come June, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is a sea of warm color, flush with the reds, whites, yellows, and pinks of nearly 700 rose cultivars. In celebration of the delicate beauty that defines this collection, as well as the peak of its seasonal color, stop by for two days of live music, plant care demonstrations and tours with expert rosarians, and light summer refreshments in the shade of the garden's overlooks.

Location: In the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

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June 20

Canciones de mi Padre (Songs of My Father) Concert

Bring a picnic blanket and set up under the stars for a relaxed evening of food, music, and the continued celebration of Mexican heritage at the heart of our summer exhibition, FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life. Dad won't want to miss this throwback to the heyday of Linda Ronstadt with a performance of her landmark album of traditional Mexican folk songs—the top selling non-English album in American history—by The Villalobos Brothers.

Location: On Daffodil Hill

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