Plant Talk

Exploring the science of plants, from the field to the lab

Morning Eye Candy: In the Pool

Posted in Photography on July 5 2016, by Matt Newman

The lotus blossoms are the stars of early July. Find them presiding over the water lilies in the Conservatory Pools.

Lotus

Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in the Conservatory Pools – Photo by Brian Sullivan

Morning Eye Candy: Double Your Impact

Posted in Photography on June 30 2016, by Matt Newman

NYBG is sustained by supporters like you, and until 11:59 p.m. tonight your donation will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to several generous Board Members and our Urban Oasis Challenge. From conserving the plants of our world to continuing our extensive efforts in science, horticulture, and education for all ages, it’s your contributions that make it all possible.

This is the last chance to double your support in 2016. Thank you all for being a part of our 125-year history!

Conservatory

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

What’s Beautiful Now: Gardens on Canvas

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on May 13 2016, by Matt Newman

American ImpressionismAfter months of preparation and a frenetic few weeks in the Haupt Conservatory, where our horticulturists were buzzing about with hollyhocks, poppies, and foxgloves, opening weekend for Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas has finally arrived. And with the mid-spring flux of wildly blooming flowers and greening trees surrounding us, it’s a pretty good time to get reacquainted with NYBG!

Join us Saturday and Sunday for the Opening Weekend Celebration, featuring live music, plein-air painting, craft activities, dance, and a special cake tasting by some of New York’s top bakeries. It’s going to be an incredible run, and the show is only just getting started.

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Morning Eye Candy: After-Dark Ambiance

Posted in Photography on March 17 2016, by Matt Newman

There’s still time to grab tickets to this weekend’s Orchid Evening, starting at 6:30 this Saturday, March 19. And if you upgrade your ticket or join the Young Garden Circle, you’ll receive access to the YGC Lounge in the Aquatic House; live DJ, open bar, snacks—you get the idea. We’ll see you in the Conservatory!

Young Garden Circle Lounge

The Young Garden Circle Lounge in the Haupt Conservatory – Photo by Marlon Co