The New York Botanical Garden has announced 2019 as its year of #plantlove. Exhibitions, programs, and projects will explore the essential connections between plants, people, and the environment.
NYBG also announced as one of those projects that the dome of its 117-year-old, glass-and-steel Enid A. Haupt Conservatory will undergo restoration work in accordance with routine maintenance and operations of the Garden’s facilities. The dome of the Victorian-style glasshouse caps the Haupt Conservatory’s celebrated Palms of the World Gallery.
The project is an example of the Botanical Garden’s vital mission to care for, study, and teach the public about plants. Without plants, life on Earth would be impossible. They provide oxygen, food, shelter, and medicine. Plants lift spirits and inspire, but they are often overlooked in a phenomenon known as plant blindness—even as threats to their existence have never been greater. NYBG is building awareness by inviting the public to see plants, get to know plants, help save plants, and join in spreading #plantlove.