Azalea garden in the winter with pink and yellow flowers

Press Room

Welcome to the online Press Room for The New York Botanical Garden. The Public Relations staff is happy to assist with stories, on-site visits, interviews, access to experts, photos, and more. For assistance, call 718.817.8616 or email Public Relations at

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General Public Relations Inquiries

Nick Leshi
Senior Director of Communications

Melinda Manning
Vice President for Communications

Stevenson Swanson
Associate Director of Public Relations

2/11/2020 –

Famed Floral Designer Jeff Leatham Brings His Bold and Colorful Vision to The New York Botanical Garden’s 18th Annual Orchid Show

1/15/2020 –

NYBG Announces 2020 Yayoi Kusama Exhibition Highlights

1/10/2020 –

From Cornice to Cupola: The Architecture of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Examines the History, Design, and Restoration of The New York Botanical Garden’s Iconic Victorian-era Glasshouse

11/19/2019 –

NYBG’s 28th Annual Holiday Train Show® Showcases Central Park with New Replicas of Its Iconic Architectural Treasures, Including Belvedere Castle, Bethesda Terrace, and the Dairy

Holiday Fun for All Ages during NYBG’s Holiday Train Show® Includes Evergreen Express, Sounds of the Season Performances, Films, and More, Plus Bar Car Nights for Adults

11/11/2019 –

NYBG Launches New Program, Combining Horticultural Therapy and Gardening Activities, to Help Veterans Heal Their Minds and Bodies

10/23/2019 –

International Researchers, Including an NYBG Scientist, Produce Genetic Data for More Than 1,100 Plant Species, Providing Insights into One Billion Years of Evolution from Algae to Flowering Plants

10/22/2019 –

NYBG Announces Updates for 2020 Exhibition KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature

10/11/2019 –

Kiku: Spotlight on Tradition Returns to NYBG October 25 through November 17, 2019

10/1/2019 –

NYBG Announces Limited-Time Discount for 28th Annual Holiday Train Show®

9/26/2019 –

NYBG Honors LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust and Three Trustees at Rose Garden Dinner

9/20/2019 –

Spooky Pumpkin Garden at NYBG

9/12/2019 –

Climate Week NYC at NYBG Features an Inspiring Lineup of Programs and Activities to Showcase and Accelerate Global Climate Action

9/10/2019 –

NYBG Welcomes Renowned Authors, Experts, and Landscape Designers in Fall and Winter Lecture Series, Special Presentations, and Symposia

7/26/2019 –

NYBG’s 28th Annual Holiday Train Show® Will Showcase Central Parkthe Most Popular Urban Park in Americawith New Replicas of Its Iconic Architectural Features, Including Belvedere Castle, the Dairy, and Angel of the Waters

7/9/2019 –

NYBG Announces 2020 Exhibition of Work by Yayoi Kusama, the First-Ever Large-Scale Exploration of the Artist’s Profound Engagement with Nature

6/27/2019 –

Corpse Flower Blooms at NYBG

6/4/2019 –

NYBG Presents Its Largest Botanical Exhibition Ever, Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx

6/4/2019 –

Programming for Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx

6/4/2019 –

Brazilian Modern Interactive Mobile Guide

6/3/2019 –

NYBG’s Farmers Market Opens for the Season on Wednesday, June 12

5/9/2019 –

NYBG’s 2019 “Summer Intensives” Certificate Programs Offer Accelerated Training in Floral Design, Landscape Design, and Gardening

4/30/2019 –

C. G. Pringle: Botanist, Traveler, and the “Flora of the Pacific Slope” (1881-1884), Available from NYBG Press, Has Been Nominated for Prestigious Botanical Literature Award

4/18/2019 –

NYBG-led Research Team Finds Pacific Islanders in Transition between Traditional and Modern Lifestyles Score Lowest on Scale of Health Indicators

3/27/2019 –

The New York Botanical Garden Receives $1 Million Grant from The Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation to Support the Environmental Humanities Programs and Outreach
of Its Humanities Institute

2/21/2019 –

The Orchid Show: Singapore, Opens February 23, 2019 at NYBG

2/21/2019 –

The New York Botanical Garden Names Orchid After Celebrity Awkwafina

2/20/2019 –

With Spring Around the Corner, NYBG Offers a New Season of Renowned Speakers and Compelling Topics in Lectures, Presentations, and a Symposium

2/15/2019 –

NYBG Scientist and Colleague Name New Lichen Species from the Southeastern United States in Honor of a Famous Native of the Region–Oprah Winfrey

1/29/2019 –

The New York Botanical Garden Announces a Year of #plantlove: 2019 Exhibitions, Programs, and Projects Explore the Essential Connections Between Plants, People, and the Environment  

1/29/2019 –

The New York Botanical Garden Announces Restoration of the Palm Dome of the Enid A. Haupt  Conservatory

1/11/2019 –

NYBG’s Garden Furniture & Antiques Fair Kicks Off with an Exclusive Preview Party
and Renowned Collectors’ Plant Sale on the Evening of April 11, 2019


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