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Exclusive Photos from Our First Orchid Evening

Posted in Photography on March 7 2016, by Lansing Moore

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory was beautifully lit on Saturday evening as NYBG welcomed guests to the first Orchid Evening of the year! The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium‘s intoxicating scents and brilliant colors were especially vivid as people admired the flowers with delicious cocktails and refreshments alongside live music. See for yourself in the slideshow below. Eight more evenings remain, so plan your evening out at NYBG!

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This Weekend: A Special Poetry Reading & The Return of Orchid Evenings

Posted in Programs and Events on March 4 2016, by Lansing Moore

xOncidopsis-Memoria-Martin-Orenstein-Lulu orchidThis weekend, NYBG is thrilled to host celebrated poet Ada Limón for a special poetry reading on Saturday, inspired by The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium. Admission is included with the purchase of an All-Garden Pass, so any and all visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to attend.

Tomorrow is also the first of the season’s Orchid Evenings, so get your tickets and take in the splendor of The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium after hours with cocktails, refreshments, a live DJ, and expert-led talks. View complete details below regarding this weekend’s tours, family programs, evening events, and more!

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This Weekend: A World of Orchids Arrives at the Conservatory

Posted in Programs and Events on February 26 2016, by Lansing Moore

The Orchid Show OrchideliriumThis weekend is the grand opening of The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium! This year’s exhibition brings visitors through the thrilling history of “orchidelirium”—the Victorian-era orchid craze that led high-profile orchid collectors to spend astronomical sums accumulating rare specimens of these flowers from across the globe. Intrepid explorers met this demand with ever more daring and dangerous orchid-hunting expeditions. Pass through thousands of orchids in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and follow the story, while understanding more about NYBG’s ongoing role as a leading orchid conservator, rehabilitating orchids still being seized by customs at international borders in this day and age.

Complete your experience with Live dance performances that reflect the global diversity of orchid varieties, plus expert-led tours, Q&A sessions, and orchid care demonstrations. This weekend promises beautiful weather for New York City, so join us and embark on a tropical excursion at The Orchid Show! Continue reading for this weekend’s full schedule.

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Bring Botanical History into Your Home with NYBG and Surface View

Posted in Shop/Book Reviews on February 25 2016, by Lansing Moore

‘Dreer’s Large Flowering’ Chromolithograph from Dreer’s Garden Book, Seventy-fourth Annual Edition, 1912 New York Botanical Garden Surface View
‘Dreer’s Large Flowering’ Chromolithograph from Dreer’s Garden Book, Seventy-fourth Annual Edition, 1912

Once again, we have delved into the Rare Book Collection of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library and brought out a new way to appreciate its exquisite array of botanical, architectural, and horticultural works of art. NYBG is proud to announce the launch of Surface View’s New York Botanical Garden Collection.

Surface View retrieves images from archival sources, which are then digitally remastered, retaining their unique character yet achieving the finest image quality, and then prints them onto a range of home decor. From hand-drawn botanical studies to aged seed packets and incredible insect illustrations, customers select the specifications and a size to perfectly suit any space. Bursting with vibrant floral imagery, this collection can be transformed into beautiful artworks and unique interior decorations by using the Surface View website to experiment with rescaling and cropping the imagery to create a thoroughly contemporary feel.

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See What’s Wonderful in Late Winter at NYBG

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on February 24 2016, by Lansing Moore

Hamamelis-vernalis witch hazelAs winter enters its final weeks—and not a moment too soon!—the earliest blooms of the year are beginning to appear on NYBG’s landmark grounds. Kristin Schleiter, our own AVP for Outdoor Gardens and Senior Curator, gives an overview of the unique and intrepid first flowers of this season, including fragrant snow drops and witch-hazel, in this new video.

Beyond the tropical color of The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium, there is still plenty of seasonal beauty to appreciate throughout the 250-acre landscape surrounding the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. View the video below, and join us in eager anticipation of much-awaited spring and many more blossoms to come!