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

Looking for something else? Non-Public Relations contact info can be found here.

General Public Relations Inquiries

Nick Leshi
Director of Public Relations

Gayle Snible
Director of Public Relations

Melinda Manning
Vice President for Communications

Stevenson Swanson
Science Media Manager

3/30/2018 –

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

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

1/24/2018 –

Plans Revealed for NYBG’s Landmark Exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i, On View May 19 Through October 28, 2018

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

2/15/2018 –

NYBG Names Carrie Rebora Barratt As Its Next President and CEO

3/2/2018 –

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

2/9/2018 –

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

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

11/20/2017 –

NYBG’s 26th Annual Holiday Train Show® Showcases Iconic Skyscrapers and Architectural Wonders of Midtown Manhattan, November 22, 2017–January 15, 2018

11/20/2017 –

Complementary Programs Offer Festive Activities and Performances for All Ages at NYBG’s Holiday Train Show® 

11/20/2017 –

Tickets On Sale Now for NYBG’s All-New Holiday Train Show® Family Benefit, Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 4–8 p.m.

11/16/2017 –

Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens Art Exhibition at NYBG Illuminates the Wonders of Trees, November 18, 2017–April 22, 2018

11/22/2017 –

Thomas Walter and His Plants: The Life and Work of a Pioneer American Botanist, Now Available from NYBG Press, Updates a Landmark of American Plant Science

10/26/2017 –

Current Trends in Fighting a Major Threat to Biodiversity Will Be the Focus of NYBG’s Invasive Species Summit on November 3, 2017

09/18/2017 –

No Longer a Best Guess: NYBG Scientists and International Researchers Produce the First Scientifically Vetted Catalog of Known Plant Species in Amazonia

09/15/2017 –

Beloved but Endangered: The Status and Outlook for American Ash Trees Will Be the Focus of NYBG’s Saving the American Ash Summit on October 13, 2017


08/1/2017 –
NYBG-led Research Team Discovers a Rare Species of Freshwater Algae in First Documented Occurrence in the Western Hemisphere

6/30/2017 –
CHIHULY, New Book Examining the Dazzling Exhibition at NYBG, Now Available

05/19/2017 –
The New York Botanical Garden Announces its Major 2018 Exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i, Exploring the Artist’s Immersion in the Hawaiian Islands in 1939

04/19/2017 –
New CHIHULY Experience at NYBG through October 29, 2017

CHIHULY Nights and Programming for All Ages

04/24/2017 –
NYBG Presents Summer Concert Series: JAZZ & CHIHULY

02/10/2017 –
New NYBG Science Exhibition What in the World is a Herbarium? Celebrates One of the World’s Greatest Plant Research Collections, March 4-October 29, 2017

06/19/2017 –
NYBG’s Newly Expanded Farmers Market Opens for the Season, Offering Fresh and Nutritious Local Produce, Specialty Foods, and Other Exciting New Features

05/24/17 –
Exploring a Madagascar Community and the Land That Sustains Its Residents, Vanilla Landscapes is Now Available from NYBG Press 

05/19/2017 –
The New York Botanical Garden Announces its Major 2018 Exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i, Exploring the Artist’s Immersion in the Hawaiian Islands in 1939

05/12/2017 –
Now Available from NYBG Press, Wonders in the Garden! Introduces Young Readers to the Delights of Gardening

04/27/2017 –
New York City and Bronx Officials and New York Botanical Garden Leaders Mark Reopening of NYBG’s East Gate, Now Redesigned for Enhanced Community Access

04/20/2017 –
Gregory Long to Step Aside as President of NYBG

03/30/2017 –
NYBG Presents a Contemporary View of a Classic Work of American Forestry in The Trees of North America: Michaux and Redoute’s American Masterpiece

03/03/2017 –
NYBG Launches New Urban Naturalist Certificate Program This Spring

02/23/2017 –
Guide and History of Landmark Series in Plant Science Now Available from NYBG Press

02/07/2017 –
NYBG Announces Collaboration with Home Luxury Retailer Frontgate


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