Cherry blossom trees by the Conservatory in Spring

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
Director of Public Relations

Gayle Snible
Director of Public Relations

Melinda Manning
Vice President for Communications

Stevenson Swanson
Associate Director of Public Relations

11/13/2018 –

NYBG’s 27th Annual Holiday Train Show® Showcases Lower Manhattan with Several New Replicas, Including the Woolworth Building, One World Trade Center, and Vintage Ferry Boats

The New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show® Programming Brings Holiday Fun For Fall Ages with Evergreen Express, Holiday A Cappella, Films, and More; Bar Car Nights for Adults

11/16/2018 –

A New Photo Exhibit, Putting Down Roots: Celebrating 30 Years of Bronx Green-Up, Commemorates NYBG’s Community Gardening Outreach Program

12/6/2018 –

Cycad Biology and Conservation: The 9th International Conference on Cycad Biology is Now Available in Print and Digital Formats from NYBG Press

11/14/2018 –

NYBG Leads Nationwide Effort to Digitize More Than Two Million Specimens of Some of Earth’s Most Interesting and Endangered Plant Species

10/8/2018 –

NYBG Announces Major Exhibition for 2019, Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx, June 8 through September 29, 2019

10/4/2018 –

Continuing a Monumental, Multi-year Project, the Third Installment of Treatments in New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada Is Available from NYBG Press

9/24/2018 –

NYBG’s Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i Closes on October 28; An Encore of Popular Cultural Evenings and Programming About Hawai‘i’s Endangered and Rare Flora Added During Final Weeks of Exhibition

9/18/2018 –

NYBG Kicks Off a New Season of Renowned Speakers and Compelling Topics in Fall and Winter Lecture Series, Special Presentations, and Symposia

9/17/2018 –

Spooky Pumpkin Garden Brings Thousands of Eye-Popping Pumpkins, Hundreds of Silly Scarecrows, and Plenty of Fun to NYBG

8/18/2018 –

Storm Severely Damages Beyond Repair Historic Himalayan Pine Tree at The New York Botanical Garden and Efforts Under Way to Preserve Its Legacy

6/27/2018 –

A New Corpse Flower Blooms and Releases Its Infamous Stench at The New York Botanical Garden

6/20/2018 –

NYBG’s 2018 “Summer Intensives” Certificate Programs Offer Accelerated Training in Floral Design, Landscape Design, and Gardening

6/14/2018 –

NYBG’s State-of-the-Art Edible Academy Dedicated Today, Dramatically Expanding Its Garden-based Education Program for Children, Teachers, and the General Public

5/24/2018 –

NYBG’s Farmers Market Opens for the Season, Offering Fresh and Nutritious Local Produce, Specialty Foods, and Other Exciting Features

5/22/2018 –

NYBG’s State-of-the-art Edible Academy Set to Open, Marking a Major Expansion of Its Garden-based Education Program for Children, Teachers, and the General Public

5/15/2018 –

Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i, NYBG’s Major 2018 Exhibition, Explores the Artist’s Immersion in the Hawaiian Islands in 1939

5/15/2018 –

Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i Offers Programming for All Ages

4/2/2018 –

As a Lead Program Partner of NYBG’s New Edible Academy, Blue Apron Will Inspire Tens of Thousands of Kids and Their Families to Plant, Grow, Harvest, and Cook with Seasonal Ingredients

3/30/2018 –

Tickets on Sale Now for NYBG’s Summer Concert Series: An American Tribute

3/2/2018 –

New Commissioned Installations for The Orchid Show by Belgian Floral Artist Daniel Ost at The New York Botanical Garden

2/15/2018 –

NYBG Names Carrie Rebora Barratt As Its Next President and CEO

2/9/2018 –

NYBG Scientist Michael J. Balick, Ph.D., Receives the 2018 Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration from the National Tropical Botanical Garden

2/1/2018 –

NYBG’s Garden Art & Antiques Fair Kicks Off with an Exclusive Preview Party and Renowned Collectors’ Plant Sale on the Evening of May 3, 2018

1/17/2018 –

NYBG’s Winter Exhibition Wild Medicine in the Tropics Highlights the Healing Power of Plants in the Warmth of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

1/9/2018 –

Ferns, Roses, and More: The Second Installment of New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada Is Available from NYBG Press


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