Photo of a man sitting on a bench in the Perennial Garden

Past Exhibitions

Gardening throughout the ages has been closely related to scientific exploration and innovation, the visual arts, architecture, and cultural and aesthetic movements. Through the development of pioneering interdisciplinary, multimedia exhibitions of plants, books and manuscripts, and works of art, NYBG exhibitions have revealed the inextricable links between plants and people and have illuminated the importance of gardens to human health and to the lives and work of renowned artists and thinkers. These exhibitions, as well as their accompanying public programs, underscore the influential connections among gardening and the arts and humanities.

Woman looking at a few of Georgia O’Keeffe’s works on display in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Art Gallery.

Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i

May 19 – October 28, 2018

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Photo of Chihuly

CHIHULY

April 22 – October 29, 2017

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Image from Impressionism exhibit in Conservatory

Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas

May 14 – September 11, 2016

Image of Frida Kahlo exhibition in the Conservatory

Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life

May 16 – November 1, 2015

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Image of Groundbreakers exhibit in the Conservatory

Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and the Women who Designed Them

May 17 – September 7, 2014

Image of fountain from Wild Medicine in the Conservatory

Wild Medicine: Healing Plants Around the World, Featuring The Italian Renaissance Garden

May 18 – September 8, 2013

Sculpture from Manolo Valdes in the Reflecting Pool

Manolo Valdes: Monumental Sculpture

September 22, 2012 – May 26, 2013

Image of a bridge from Monet's garden in the Conservatory

Monet's Garden

May 19 – October 21, 2012

Image of Alhambra in the Conservatory

Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra

May 21 – August 21, 2011

Edible Garden 2 in 2010 in the Herb Garden

The Edible Garden

June 19 – October 17, 2010

Image of Emily Dickinson exhibition in the Library

Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers

April 30 – June 13, 2010

Image of gardening beds from Edible Garden 1 2009

The Edible Garden

June 27 – September 13, 2009

Image of Henry Moore sculpture in the Garden landscape

Moore in America: Monumental Sculpture at The New York Botanical Garden

May 24, 2008 – March 15, 2009

Image of Darwin's garden in the Conservatory

Darwin's Garden: An Evolutionary Adventure

April 25 – July 20, 2008