The Conservatory and Holiday Train Show® will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 15 for a private event.
Holiday Train Show®
Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. This year’s exhibition spotlights the soaring skyscrapers of Midtown Manhattan.Learn More
Poetry Reading with Billy Collins
Billy Collins—former US Poet Laureate and Poet Laureate of the NYBG—will conduct a special reading of poems inspired by trains, the holidays, and The New York Botanical Garden.Learn More
Bar Car Nights
On these nights exclusively for adults 21 and over, a wintry stroll in the festive outdoors with live entertainment sets the mood for an after-dark viewing of the Holiday Train Show®.Learn More
Out of the Woods
Out of the Woods features an exhibition of work by the American Society of Botanical Artists, which is headquartered here at the Garden. Forty-two selected artworks capture strikingly detailed images of trees, all of them cultivated in public gardens and arboreta.Learn More
Learn Something New This Season!
Beginners and advanced students alike can enjoy classes in Botanical Art and Illustration, Floral Design, Gardening, Horticulture, and more!Learn More
Explore NYBG Shop’s dazzling winter wonderland of glittering ornaments, home decor, unique holiday gifts, official exhibition merchandise, and toy trains for kids of all ages. All purchases support NYBG!Learn More
Inspire Kids to Garden with a New Book Series
This three-book series from NYBG Press explores the spirit of gardening and is beautifully illustrated with full-color illustrations intended for children ages 4 to 8 and older. The set will make a great birthday or holiday gift for your future gardener or botanist!Learn More
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
The New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum, a major educational institution, and a renowned plant research and conservation organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its multidisciplinary exhibitions and programs.