Exhibitions and Special Events

March 2- April 22 ,2013

The Orchid Show

Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory | Get Your Tickets
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.

This ticket includes all special exhibitions on day of visit.

Saturdays, March 9, 23; April 6, 13, 20

Orchid Evenings

Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory | Get Your Tickets
Enjoy a signature cocktail while viewing The Orchid Show and its thousands of spectacular flowers.

Through May 26, 2013

Manolo Valdés: Monumental Sculpture

Location: Garden Grounds | Included in any Garden Admission Ticket
Drawing inspiration from the natural landscape of the Garden, seven towering sculptures by acclaimed Spanish artist Manolo Valdés showcase the relationship between art and nature.

A ticket that includes all special exhibitions, entry to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, and tram ride on day of visit is also available. Get your tickets.



November 17, 2012 - April 22, 2013

Magnificent Trees of The New York Botanical Garden

Location: Ross Gallery | Included in any Garden Admission Ticket
Larry Lederman, landscape photographer and member of the Garden's Board of Advisors, has spent years walking the Garden grounds to observe and photograph trees and vistas in all seasons and at all times of day. Lush images featuring their diversity and visual impact are on view in this beautiful gallery space.

A ticket that includes all special exhibitions, entry to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, and tram ride on day of visit is also available. Get your tickets.





Upcoming Exhibitions and Special Events

April 26 - 28, 2013

Garden Sculpture & Antiques Fair: 1750–2013

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 art and objects for the home. Bold and refined, contemporary and classic—and more engaging than ever. Benefit Preview Party and Collectors' Plant Sale on April 25.

This ticket includes all special exhibitions on day of visit.

May 4 & 5, 2013

Native Plant Garden Opening Weekend

Location: Native Plant Garden | Get Your Tickets
Celebrate the opening of the newly designed Native Plant Garden, a showcase of the beautiful and diverse native plants of northeastern North America, with music, wine, food, expert tours, workshops, family fun, and more.

This ticket includes all special exhibitions on day of visit.

May 11 & 12, 2013

Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party

Location: Native Plant Garden | Get Your Tickets
Play lawn games, fly a kite, and have a picnic among the Garden's spectacular spring blooms. A professional photographer will be on hand to snap pictures for you to take home. Kids can enjoy hands-on nature activities and create a greeting card for the occasion.

May 18 - September 8, 2013

Wild Medicine

Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory | Get Your Tickets
Discover how cultures around the world rely on plants for everything--from food and medicine to cosmetics--through a stunning re-creation of Europe's first botanical garden in Padua and surprising displays of healing plants featuring research by several NYBG experts. Explore a fascinating presentation of rare books and manuscripts known as herbals, as well as engaging science adventures for kids, and much more.

This ticket includes all special exhibitions on day of visit.

May 18 - October 27, 2013

Four Seasons

Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory | Get Your Tickets
Four Seasons, in the Conservatory Courtyard, is an installation of four sculptures, each standing more than 15 feet high--Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter--by contemporary American artist and filmmaker Philip Haas.

This ticket includes all special exhibitions on day of visit.

Ongoing Exhibitions

An Ongoing Exhibition

Plants and Fungi: Ten Current Research Stories

Location: Britton Science Rotunda and Gallery | Included in any All-Garden Pass
There's a lot more to the Garden than its beauty. Take a peek at some of the mysteries of the plant world that are being unraveled by our scientists.

A ticket that includes all special exhibitions, entry to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, and tram ride on day of visit is also available. Get your tickets.

Special Programs

An Ongoing Program

"It's Your Garden" Community Outreach Program

Location: Throughout the Garden
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.

An Ongoing Program

MetLife Healthy Families Program

Location: Throughout the Garden
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.

Annual Exhibitions and Special Events

April - May

Auricula Theater

Location: Nancy Bryan Luce Herb Garden
The charming traditional display of magnificent auricula primroses was designed by The Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury (Lady Salisbury), the renowned horticulturist who restored her legendary garden at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, England, in the spirit of its original 17th-century design.

This ticket includes all special exhibitions on day of visit.

November - January

Holiday Train Show

Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
Wind through the illuminated winter wonderland of the Holiday Train Show in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Explore replicas of historic landmarks as model trains speed along more than a quarter-mile of track.

This ticket includes all special exhibitions on day of visit.