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What’s Beautiful Now

What’s Beautiful Now: The Golden Bronx

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on November 1 2018, by Matt Newman

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.

The Golden Bronx

The Golden Bronx
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What’s Beautiful Now: Turning Over a New Leaf

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on October 24 2018, by Matt Newman

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.

Forest

Forest
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Trees in the Forest and throughout the Garden are beginning their turn to reds, oranges, and yellows.

What’s Beautiful Now: Autumn Perennials

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on October 11 2018, by Matt Newman

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!

Home Gardening Center

Home Gardening Center
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The dahlias in our trial beds are fully flushed out for the season! Take this opportunity to acquaint yourself with the wide variety of interesting cultivars and classes we have selected.

What’s Beautiful Now: Rosy Reminders

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on October 3 2018, by Matt Newman

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.

Rose Garden

Rose Garden
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The roses are beginning to return for their fall bloom.

What’s Beautiful Now: Early Fall Showings

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on September 28 2018, by Matt Newman

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.

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds
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You can still find hummingbirds doing the rounds in the Perennial Garden.

What’s Beautiful Now: Into Autumn

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on September 20 2018, by Matt Newman

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.

Ross Conifer Arboretum

Ross Conifer Arboretum
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Conifers are beautiful in any season, but lined with the swaying fronds of ferns and other summer favorites, now is a great time to explore them.

What’s Beautiful Now: A Change in the Air

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on September 12 2018, by Matt Newman

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!

Home Gardening Center

Home Gardening Center
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Airy Pennisetum and a wide diversity of dahlias take the stage just before fall.

What’s Beautiful Now: Nearing the Equinox

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on September 5 2018, by Matt Newman

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.

Seasonal Walk

Seasonal Walk
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This dynamic garden is a spectacular show of color and texture in the summer heat. Look for artful combinations of sunshine yellow Patrinia scabiosifolia and mulberry-red Sanguisorba ‘Cangshan Cranberry’.

What’s Beautiful Now: Rounding Out the Season

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on August 29 2018, by Matt Newman

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!

Native Plant Garden

Native Plant Garden
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Sarracenia species, and Rhexia virginica are in full bloom in the wetland! See meadow perennials like Euphorbia corollata, ‘Jazzberry Jam’, Solidago juncea, and Rudbeckia hirta in bloom, as well as a variety of lovely ferns through the woodland.