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What’s Beautiful Now

What’s Beautiful Now: Herbaceous Peonies

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on May 23 2018, by Matt Newman

The Matelich Peonies are the collection to spot this week, with dozens of pink, red, purple, and white flowers unfurling their large petals just outside the front doors of the Conservatory. Before it becomes the Rose Garden’s time to shine, these are some of the most colorful blooms you’ll see at the Garden! Elsewhere, the Lilac Collection is still showing color and fragrance, while the Garden’s abundant greenery fills out in preparation for summer.

Herbaceous Peonies

Herbaceous Peonies
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Glorious showy blooms are held above rich green foliage on these peonies. Amidst the Matelich Anniversary Peony Collection, you will find a wide range in form from single to fully double, with satiny petals in white, pink, coral, and red. They offer up scents of rose, lemon, honey, or musk that sing of Spring and even warmer days to come! You will find this collection along Perennial Garden Way, with more than 150 herbaceous peonies reaching their peak in mid-May.

What’s Beautiful Now: Flamboyant & Fragrant

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on May 16 2018, by Matt Newman

Bright whites and fiery fuchsias define the Garden’s spring blooms this week, with flowering dogwoods and azaleas decked out in their seasonal finest. Look for pastel blues, pinks, and purples, too, thanks to the fragrant lilacs and gentle bluestars to be found in our collections.

Lilac Collection

Lilac Collection
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Our Lilac Collection is filled with color and fragrance this week as these old-fashioned favorites strut their stuff.

What’s Beautiful Now: Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on May 7 2018, by Matt Newman

With the early blooms of the daffodils, cherries, and magnolias winding down, we’re barreling right into azalea and crabapple season, with lilacs and tree peonies hot on their tails. The warm weather has flowers popping up in abundance throughout our many collections, so now’s the time to visit if you want to catch true Spring color in action.

Azalea Garden

Azalea Garden
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The spring crescendo of white, coral, pink, and purple azalea blossoms complemented by blooming perennials and unfurling hosta in the Azalea Garden is one of NYBG’s most striking seasonal spectacles.

What’s Beautiful Now: A Big Send-Off for Early Blooms

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on May 4 2018, by Matt Newman

With the daffodils and cherry blossoms having peaked, there’s still plenty to see of them around the Garden—but they won’t last forever, so don’t wait past this weekend. In turn, the azaleas are ramping up with wild abandon, making these spring stand-outs the big stars going into this warm, warm May weather.

Perennial Garden

Perennial Garden
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Tulips and daffodils steal the show this week, especially the reds and yellows in the Hot Room.

What’s Beautiful Now: Warmth & Abundance

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on April 23 2018, by Matt Newman

Spring is here. For real here, as far as I’m concerned. And with daytime temps looking to be in the 60s for the rest of the week (fingers crossed), it’s a great time for our flowers to catch our flowers waking for the season. You’ll find cherry blossoms galore, fragrant magnolias, and daffodils in abundance cascading across Daffodil Hill, Liasson Valley, and elsewhere throughout the Garden. The azaleas won’t be far behind!

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms
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Our cherries are bursting with color this week.

What’s Beautiful Now: The Show Begins

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on April 18 2018, by Matt Newman

The spring spectacle is just now starting in earnest, with daffodils, cherry blossoms, and early azaleas beginning to make moves throughout the Garden. Look for magnolias, too, as we head for the end of April and into the expected kaleidoscope of color that makes up May. The next few weeks should be incredible for flower lovers!

Magnolias

Magnolias
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Magnolias’ fragrant flowers are some of the first to herald spring’s arrival. The Garden’s collection showcases the many diverse shapes and lovely shades of these sweet-scented blooms. You’ll find a stroll along Magnolia Way never fails to delight with the promise of warm days to come.

What’s Beautiful Now: Rise of the Daffodils

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on April 9 2018, by Matt Newman

Seek out spring’s favorite visitors—the daffodils, Japanese apricots and cherries, dainty Scilla, irises, and more—as you make your way through the Garden this week. They’re finally starting their return for the season, and over the next few weeks we’re expecting to see oceans of color filling the Garden. You can keep track of the progress using several trackers in our Gardens & Collections pages as well!

Below, find just a few of the highlights of this week’s collections as we enter one of the most vivid and verdant times of year at NYBG.

Perennial Garden

Perennial Garden
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Early daffodils are complemented by sweet swathes of Scilla mischtschenkoana.

What’s Beautiful Now: Shaking off the Snow

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on April 4 2018, by Matt Newman

The earliest blooms of spring are just beginning their cascade around the Garden as we make our way out of the frosty winter weather (in fits and starts, no doubt). There’s still so, so much to come, but for now there are some particular highlights that you can see around our landscape as we wait on the flush of daffodils and cherry blossoms!

Ladies' Border

Ladies' Border
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In addition to the striking swathes of early color, the air is thick with the sweet and heavy fragrance of Prunus mume, Edgeworthia chrysantha and Sarcococca hookeriana var. hookeriana. It is a sensory experience unlike any other. You won’t want to miss this!

 

What’s Beautiful Now: Fall Finery

Posted in Around the Garden, What's Beautiful Now on October 30 2017, by Matt Newman

Fall is here at last, and you can feel it in the air (we actually have to wear jackets this week!). That means the collections are dressing up in their autumn finery, from the changing leaves of the Forest, to the fall blooms of the Perennial Garden. It’s a great time to enjoy the outdoor collections before everything buttons up for winter.

Home Gardening Center

Home Gardening Center
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The autumn hues of our Grass Garden are a bright beacon for the change of season. Come take a look at these awesome specimens as they’re backlit with early-morning or evening light. They won’t disappoint!

What’s Beautiful Now: Green to Red

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on October 23 2017, by Matt Newman

The Forest may only just now be hinting at its fall colors, but soon you’ll see all the reds, oranges, and yellows of this vivid season in action, sweeping across the canopy as cooler weather sets in. But do you really know why and how the leaves change colors? To answer that question, we put together a little video, spotlighted below now that the true fall scenery is beginning to make itself known. Learn a bit more about leaves this week!