Inside The New York Botanical Garden


Morning Eye Candy: Zen’s Magnolia

Posted in Photography on March 14 2016, by Matt Newman

The magnolias are just beginning to flower near the Library Building, cream-colored petals peeking out on the late winter landscape. Think of them as the vanguard to a flood of spring color.

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Magnolia zenii

Zen’s magnolia (Magnolia zenii) near the Library Building – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

Morning Eye Candy: Fondness

Posted in Photography on August 31 2015, by Matt Newman

Our yellow magnolias aren’t in bloom right now—this was taken in spring—but Dr. Oliver Sacks seemed fond of them. I can think of no better reason to look back.

Here’s to a dear friend of the Garden, whose amity and wit brightened these grounds in all seasons.

Magnolia 'Butterflies'

Magnolia ‘Butterflies’ in the magnolia collection – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

This Weekend: Treasures for the Home & Garden

Posted in Programs and Events on April 24 2015, by Lansing Moore

Antique Garden Furniture FairThe Antique Garden Furniture Fair opened last night with the annual Benefit Preview Party & Collectors’ Plant Sale, an elegant evening for admiring beautiful pieces for the home and garden while enjoying fine cocktails. Connoisseurs of the arts, or simple garden enthusiasts, can enjoy a similar soiree this Saturday at our all new Young Collectors’ Night. Tickets are available now, and entitle guests to a complimentary glass of champagne!

The Fair is open to All-Garden Pass ticket-holders throughout the weekend, so come admire the antiques on display after enjoying a brisk spring walk through the pink and white petals cascading from our flowering trees. The flowering cherries have joined the magnolias on grounds to brilliant effect, and this weekend is the best time to take in this dramatic phase of the spring season.

Click through for more information about the Antique Garden Furniture Fair, plus the full schedule of weekend tours and programs.

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Morning Eye Candy: Rimed

Posted in Photography on January 8 2015, by Matt Newman

While no doubt grumpy at this morning’s 7° weather, the magnolia outside the Library Building nonetheless looks pretty and delicate in its winter colors.


Magnolia outside the Library Building – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen