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, please 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

5/2/2022 –

NYBG Announces New Chief Advancement Officer

4/19/2022 –

NYBG Selects 30 Bronx Artists to Design and Create Mixed-Media Tables for Its 2022 Exhibition

4/15/2022 –

Renowned Bronx artist Andre Trenier creates representative art for NYBG’s summer exhibition

3/24/2022 –

New York Governor Kathy Hochul Delivers Keynote Address at NYBG’s Women’s History Month Celebration Honoring Bronx Women Community Leaders

3/16/2022 –

Based on More Than a Decade of Research, Field Guide to the Palms of Belize Is Now Available from NYBG Press in Hardcover, Softcover, and Digital Formats

2/23/2022 –

The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope Returns to NYBG

2/10/2022 –

NYBG Announces Major Exhibition for 2022 – Around the Table: Stories of the Foods We Love

2/1/2022 –

NYBG’s 2022 Black History Month Celebration Honors Barrier-Breaking Pioneers in Environmental Science, Agricultural Education, and the Arts

1/31/2022 –

NYBG The Orchid Show 2022 Tickets On Sale

12/8/2021 –

The Orchid Show Returns to NYBG for Its 19th Year, Showcasing the Bold and Colorful Vision of Famed Floral Designer Jeff Leatham.

11/24/2021 –

The New York Botanical Garden’s Newly Expanded Outdoor Color-and-Light Experience NYBG GLOW Returns for Its Second Year on Select Nights This Holiday Season

11/16/2021 –

The New York Botanical Garden’s 30th Annual Holiday Train Show® Features More Than 25 Model Trains Zipping through Displays of New York Landmarks Crafted out of Natural Materials

10/15/2021 –

NYBG Presents Hispanic Heritage Month Distinguished Leadership Award to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. During Annual Fiesta de Flores Celebration

10/6/2021 –

Solving a Five-Decade-Old Botanical Mystery, NYBG Scientist and Colleagues Identify a New Species of Amazonian Rain Forest Tree Using DNA Analysis

10/1/2021 –

The New York Botanical Garden Kicks Off a New Season of Fall and Winter Lectures on Important and Timely Subjects in Landscape Design, Ecology, and More

9/22/2021 –

Find Your Fall at The New York Botanical Garden with Scarecrows, Pumpkins, Kiku, Magnificent Fall Foliage, and More

9/17/2021 –

NYBG Celebrates Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month through October 15

9/10/2021 –

NYBG Announces Fall Highlights Complementing KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature, on View Through October 31, 2021

9/1/2021 –

Dr. J. Chris Pires to Serve as Dean of the International Plant Science Center and Chief Science Officer of The New York Botanical Garden

7/29/2021 –

The New York Botanical Garden Celebrates the Holiday Season Day and Night with the 30th Year of the Holiday Train Show® and the Return of NYBG GLOW, the Botanical Garden’s Outdoor Color-and-Light Experience, Expanded for Its Second Year

6/16/2021 –

The New York Botanical Garden Names Jennifer Bernstein as CEO and The William C. Steere President

6/15/2021 –

NYBG Dedicates Its Historic Tulip Tree Allée to Honor John J. Hoffee, Trustee of the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust

5/24/2021 –

Research Team Led by NYBG Scientist Identifies the Likely Original Relative of Many Food Crops, a Resource That Could Make Them More Environmentally Resilient

5/20/2021 –

NYBG Announces Updates on Major Exhibition KUSAMA: COSMIC NATURE

5/12/2021 –

NYBG Presents Prominent Authors, Chefs, and Historians in The Food Dialogues: Reclaiming Cultural Heritage Through Food

4/22/2021 –

NYBG’s Antique Garden Furniture Fair Takes Place Virtually This Year as a Weeklong Event Featuring Leading Exhibitors and Related Programming

4/16/2021 –

The New York Botanical Garden’s Earth Month Celebration Features Online Programs about Science and Nature, Activities for Families and Citizen Scientists, and More

4/7/2021 –

KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature Opens at The New York Botanical Garden

3/3/2021 –

Tickets Go on Sale to the Public on March 16, 2021 for NYBG’s Exclusive Presentation of KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature

2/26/2021 –

With Spring Around the Corner, The New York Botanical Garden Offers a New Season of Leading Experts and Compelling Topics in Online Lectures

2/1/2021 –

NYBG’s Black History Month at Home Honors Black Contributions to Art, Culture, and Science

1/28/2021 –

NYBG Announces Dates for 2021 Exhibition KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature


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