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What’s Beautiful Now: Summer Heat

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on June 12 2017, by Matt Newman

While the herbaceous peonies that held the spotlight until now have bid us adieu for another spring, the Rockefeller Rose Garden quickly stepped in to take the stage, boasting thousands of beautiful flowers as the heat picks up at the Garden. Summer’s approach means a lush and sunny 250 acres to explore at NYBG, so grab your sunglasses and head outside!

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The Rose Garden is enjoying its first flush of color for the season! Make sure you don’t miss this garden at its peak.


What’s Beautiful Now: Seasonal Bounty

Posted in What's Beautiful Now on September 16 2016, by Lansing Moore

Perennial GardenAhead of the fall foliage, the flowers of late summer dominate NYBG’s landscape this week. Dahlias bring color and complexity to the Perennial Garden, Seasonal Walk, and Home Gardening Center; The Conservatory Pools still boast some water lilies; and the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is in the midst of its second bloom.

Admire the blossoms yourself this weekend as you sample craft beers and ciders to the sounds of live bluegrass and blues! Blues, Brews & Botany will explore the botanical side of beer, with expert-led demonstrations of the plant science behind your favorite beers. Visitors get a souvenir tasting Tumbler—but supplies are limited so be sure buy your ticket online in advance.

This weekend also marks the debut of Scarecrows & Pumpkins! The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden comes alive with a festive display of friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds. Sculptor Ray Villafane brings a spooky installation of scarecrows along the Mitsubishi Wild Wetland Trail, an entirely new display from our favorite Halloween artist.

View scenes from the Garden below and plan your first outing of the new season to NYBG!

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What’s Beautiful Now: Flowers for the Fourth

Posted in Programs and Events on July 1 2016, by Matt Newman

Rose GardenBefore the cookouts and the fireworks, and the red, white, and blue of the Fourth of July, take a moment to appreciate all the other colors of summer right here at NYBG. Thanks to the Rose Garden, the jewel of our summer collections, you can explore every hue in the rainbow through the thousands of flowers at bloom there!

The Garden will be open for the holiday on Monday, making this one a can’t-miss long weekend to celebrate the best time of year to get outside. Stop in to see our Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas exhibition while you’re here, and maybe snap a few photos using our Impressify™ app to remember your visit!

Here’s just a hint of what you can expect to see while you’re here:

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