Inside The New York Botanical Garden

This Weekend: Pristine Winter Days

Posted in Programs and Events on February 5 2016, by Matt Newman

The NYBG WeekendWith a fresh blanket of snow dusting our outdoor collections and a sunny weekend on the forecast, the next two days are a welcome opportunity to experience a classic winter outing—with all the warm days we’ve been having, it certainly took its time.

On the docket is our long-running Bird Walk with Debbie Becker, where you can join up with veteran birders and newbies alike to tour our 250 acres with binoculars in hand. With the leaves gone from the trees, and the blanket of white casting the wildlife of the Garden in high contrast, now is one of the best times of year to go out and find our feathered friends.

Now is also the perfect time to take part in one of our weekend tours. Whether you’re looking to explore the wintry trees of the outdoor collections or stay warm in the steamy rain forests of our Haupt Conservatory, NYBG’s expert guides have got you covered.

Check below for the full schedule!


Saturday, February 6

The NYBG Weekend

Bird Walk – 11 a.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center
Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with a bird expert. You’ll search for our feathered friends and learn more about bird-friendly habitats, passage birds, and those that make a permanent home at the Garden.

Winter Tree Tour – 12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center
Even in cold weather there’s plenty of interest in our gardens and collections. Join one of our Tour Guides for this walking tour highlighting majestic trees in the winter landscape.

Conservatory Tour – 2:30 p.m.
Meet at the entrance to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
Explore the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, an acre of plants under glass, with one of the Garden’s Guides. Take an ecotour around the world through 11 distinct habitats, including two types of rain forest, deserts of the Americas and of Africa, and aquatic and carnivorous plant displays.


Sunday, February 7

The NYBG Weekend

Conservatory Tour – 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.
Meet at the entrance to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
Explore the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, an acre of plants under glass, with one of the Garden’s Guides. Take an ecotour around the world through 11 distinct habitats, including two types of rain forest, deserts of the Americas and of Africa, and aquatic and carnivorous plant displays.


Children’s Programs

The NYBG Weekend

Wintertime Wonders – 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden
Inside the cozy Discovery Center kids of all ages can take a closer look at the wonders of plants and animals in winter. Make bark rubbings, count tree rings, craft a bud necklace and head back into the winter garden with a field notebook to discover the vital sparks of life that lie just below the surface of this quiet season in the Northeast.

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