Step into the Garden and look up, and you’ll see some of the most stunning fall foliage in the northeast—right here in the Bronx.
Fall change is sweeping across the Garden just as we move on past Halloween and into November, a month traditionally filled with color across our 250 acres. Get a glimpse into this burst of wild beauty below, and see what you’ve been missing in NYC’s northernmost borough, including katsuras, fern-leaf maples, and more.
Here comes the color. Look to the trees for what’s beautiful now at NYBG—the leaves of the Forest and elsewhere in the Garden are making their move for fall at long last. In the Native Plant Garden, the Home Gardening Center, and Seasonal Walk, you’ll see the tried and true colors of the season coming through in flowers and foliage this week.
Dahlias continue to shine in the Home Gardening Center, Perennial Garden, and elsewhere in our collections, showing off their sunny faces as the weather cools. The autumn color palette is vivid and dynamic, shifting week to week as we move deeper into the season!
The changing leaves may only just be starting, but the fall encore of color in the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is already well on its way. We expect to see a bit of a fireworks show from the collection this weekend in particular, and with the Spooky Pumpkin Garden, our Honey & Harvest Weekend, and Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i taking place at the same time, it’ll be the perfect time to stop into NYBG.
Ruby-throated hummingbirds in the Perennial Garden, dahlias in the Home Gardening Center, and Sarracenia in the Native Plant Garden. Fall is here and beaming.
We’re into the final few days of summer, and already we can feel fall in the air. Not long now till cardigans and colorful leaves become the norm! But until then, let’s send off the warmest, most verdant season with a few more looks into the collections that are shining brightest right now.
Rain and the occasional morning misting have left the Garden a rich landscape of vivid greens, from the mossy Forest surrounding the Native Plant Garden to the waving fronds of the Home Gardening Center. Take a stroll through our pre-fall paradise and soak up the shift in temperatures as we near the official start of the season!
The long summer sun won’t last much longer in our area. With only a few official weeks left of summer before the autumn equinox on September 22, we’re getting in as much time in the sunshine as possible, as are our collections. This week is likely your last opportunity to catch our late water lilies blooming in the Conservatory Pools, just as the dahlias in the Home Gardening Center become some of the highlights of September. The hibiscus and hydrangeas in the Perennial Garden are another bright spot amid the greenery.
The Conservatory Courtyards continue to show off with water lilies and container plantings in bloom, so don’t miss them! You’ll also find the neighborly Seasonal Walk and Perennial Garden just outside the Conservatory looking lovely as we head toward the final weeks of summer in the city. And if you have the opportunity, stop by the Edible Academy to catch our vegetables ripening—it’s sure to be a healthy harvest!