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Archive: July 2015

This Weekend: At Summer’s Peak

Posted in Programs and Events on July 31 2015, by Matt Newman

Thain Family ForestWith summer at its peak, there’s never been a better time to take a break from your sauna of a city apartment and head to NYBG—it’s a chance to get some walking in, stretch your legs, and enjoy the breezy shade!

The Garden right now is awash in greenery, from the swaying canopy of the Thain Family Forest to the wild abundance of Seasonal Walk. You’ll still find the Rose Garden blooming away, and the Perennial Garden is not only a place of poignant beauty, but of lyricism—our Poetry Walk features the writing of Octavio Paz in fine relief against the backdrop of flowers and foliage.

Not that the outdoor displays are all we have going on right now; FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life continues to draw thousands of New Yorkers and travelers alike to our exhibition of horticulture, fine art, music, and dance, and now’s the season to experience it all—when the landscape so nearly matches the florid abundance of the artist’s paintings!

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This Weekend: Find Frida Fun for All

Posted in Programs and Events on July 24 2015, by Vilina Phan

Aesculus parviflora forma serotina 05Transport yourself to the wonderful world of Frida Kahlo this weekend! With FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life in full swing, there’s no time like the present to experience and celebrate the life of the great artist. See the world as Frida did in the Enid A. Conservatory, which re-imagines her home and garden, the Casa Azul, in Mexico City. Then visit the Mertz Library and view an exquisitely curated collection of rarely seen paintings by Frida Kahlo.

Hungry? Make reservations to the Hudson Garden Grill–equal parts picturesque and delicious. As of this week, the full-service farm-to-table restaurant at the Garden has an updated Frida-inspired menu designed by Chef Julian Alonzo.

And throughout the weekend there will be music, dance, and film screenings—all honoring Frida, Diego, and the country they called home. So come and spend some time enjoying the Garden’s summer landscape—we know it’s been on your seasonal bucket list!

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Morning Eye Candy: Lush

Posted in Photography on July 24 2015, by Matt Newman

Seasonal Walk’s enthusiastic growth creates a spectacle of colors and shapes in summer, something we’re always willing to encourage as the lushness of the season takes center stage in the Garden.

Seasonal Walk

The summer spectacle of Seasonal Walk – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen