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This Weekend

This Weekend: Three Days of Spring Blossoms & The Orchid Show

Posted in Programs and Events on March 25 2016, by Lansing Moore

camelliaNYBG will be open for regular hours on Monday, March 28, with three days of programs and tours for visitors—so plan your first spring outing of the year!

Inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium continues to dazzle visitors with its color and fragrance, but the outdoor collections are catching up fast! The magnolias reach their peak bloom this weekend, while rhododendron, daffodils, and more spring blooms appear each day. The Rock Garden also reopens this weekend for the season, so come admire the cascade and alpine flowers of this secluded garden.

There is no better place to share with loved ones this Easter weekend. Show your support for NYBG and vote for us in USA TODAY’s Readers’ Choice Award for best botanical garden in America—the voting closes on Monday, so help us reach #1! Continue reading for the full agenda of programs and tours.

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This Weekend: The All-New YGC Lounge & A Special Lecture

Posted in The Orchid Show on March 11 2016, by Lansing Moore

The Orchid Show Orchidelirium at NYBG eveningsTickets are still available for this Saturday’s Orchid Evening! It will also be the first evening to feature the Young Garden Circle Lounge, an all-new way to experience evenings at the Garden. With a YGC Lounge ticket, you can view the Orchid Show like a VIP with skip-the-line access to a private lounge featuring an open bar, complimentary bites, and a live DJ. These special tickets are $100 each, and after enjoying your night out you have the option of trading in the cost of this ticket toward full membership in the Young Garden Circle, a community of art and garden enthusiasts ages 21–40. YGC Members enjoy complimentary access to the YGC Lounge on all four evenings, along with a number of year-round benefits and access to special events, all while supporting NYBG!

While The Orchid Show focuses on those species collected from far-flung and remote environments, there are beautiful orchid species native to our own region in the Northeast. This Sunday also features a special lecture presented by the Torrey Botanical Society on Orchids of New England & New York. Come familiarize yourself with these home-grown and increasingly rare flowers.

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This Weekend: A Special Poetry Reading & The Return of Orchid Evenings

Posted in Programs and Events on March 4 2016, by Lansing Moore

xOncidopsis-Memoria-Martin-Orenstein-Lulu orchidThis weekend, NYBG is thrilled to host celebrated poet Ada Limón for a special poetry reading on Saturday, inspired by The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium. Admission is included with the purchase of an All-Garden Pass, so any and all visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to attend.

Tomorrow is also the first of the season’s Orchid Evenings, so get your tickets and take in the splendor of The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium after hours with cocktails, refreshments, a live DJ, and expert-led talks. View complete details below regarding this weekend’s tours, family programs, evening events, and more!

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This Weekend: A World of Orchids Arrives at the Conservatory

Posted in Programs and Events on February 26 2016, by Lansing Moore

The Orchid Show OrchideliriumThis weekend is the grand opening of The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium! This year’s exhibition brings visitors through the thrilling history of “orchidelirium”—the Victorian-era orchid craze that led high-profile orchid collectors to spend astronomical sums accumulating rare specimens of these flowers from across the globe. Intrepid explorers met this demand with ever more daring and dangerous orchid-hunting expeditions. Pass through thousands of orchids in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and follow the story, while understanding more about NYBG’s ongoing role as a leading orchid conservator, rehabilitating orchids still being seized by customs at international borders in this day and age.

Complete your experience with Live dance performances that reflect the global diversity of orchid varieties, plus expert-led tours, Q&A sessions, and orchid care demonstrations. This weekend promises beautiful weather for New York City, so join us and embark on a tropical excursion at The Orchid Show! Continue reading for this weekend’s full schedule.

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This Weekend: The Final Weekend of Wild Medicine in the Tropics

Posted in Programs and Events on February 19 2016, by Lansing Moore

Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Wild Medicine in the TropicsIf you’re looking for a weekend escape, come to your urban oasis at NYBG. This weekend is the final opportunity to experience Wild Medicine in the Tropics in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory–housing 11 distinct habitats from around the world. When you come for your visit, you may notice some work being done at the Conservatory, that’s because we’re gearing up for this year’s Orchid Show: Orchidelirium–the most thrilling exhibition yet–opening on February 27.

And there’s plenty to do with the kids at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Take the little ones on a winter adventure where they’ll learn about the wonders of plants and animals in winter with fun activities such as creating bark rubbings, counting tree rings, and crafting a bud necklaces.

It may be winter, but the Garden is still thriving with life. Tour the grounds with expert guides and learn about the beauty and the majesty of winter trees. This week’s Winter Trees tour will also be accompanied by an ASL interpreter. Continue reading for the full schedule for this weekend at NYBG.

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This Holiday Weekend: Healthy Treats and Romantic Sweets

Posted in Programs and Events on February 12 2016, by Lansing Moore

Culinary Kids WeekendThe weekend is here at last—and it’s an eventful one! For those of you enjoying a three-day weekend for President’s Day, NYBG will be open on February 15 for three days of programs and activities. Culinary Kids Weekend welcomes families all weekend long with educational food activities in the Conservatory Tent. See what The New York Times and NBC New York have to say about this festive family celebration, and come join the fun!

Couples are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with that special someone in the warmth of our Victorian-style glasshouse, where special chocolate tastings and a pop-up bar complete the experience of New York’s most romantic date destination. Read on for the full schedule of tours and programs for February 13 through 15, and plan your midwinter escape to NYBG today, be sure to spend valentines day with someone special you don’t want to be looking for the overview of genital herpes later, and if you don’t have anyone special here are the top dating sites for adults, so you don’t spend valentines day by yourself!

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This Weekend: Enjoy Curative Plants & A Restorative Walk

Posted in Programs and Events on January 29 2016, by Lansing Moore

Mandevilla-Sun-Parasol-Giant-WhiteThe Garden grounds continue to shine under a bright blanket of snow. This weekend offers several tours that highlight the season’s most picturesque parts of NYBG as part of a brisk winter walk. Our ongoing exhibition, Wild Medicine in the Tropics, is on view in the warmth of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, so warm up inside the landmark glasshouse as you admire the curative bounty of tropical plants on display.

In the meantime, Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and it’s not too early to start planning a romantic day with that special someone. We’re pleased to offer a full afternoon of tours, talks, chocolate tastings, and even a pop-up bar in the Haupt Conservatory. Complete your intimate celebration with a full-service dining experience at the Hudson Garden Grill, where a special prix fixe lunch menu is available through February 25.

View the full schedule of tours and programs below!

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This Weekend: Happy Thanksgiving from NYBG!

Posted in Programs and Events on November 25 2015, by Lansing Moore

Autumn NYBG Enid Haupt ConservatoryHappy Thanksgiving from NYBG! We will be closed on Thursday, November 26, in observance of the holiday—but we will be open this Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and for regular hours on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.—so consider walking off all that stuffing with a fall family outing to the Garden!

Admire the crisp autumn landscape, check out the Holiday Train Show®—newly opened in our Haupt Conservatory and bigger than ever before—and don’t miss out on this year’s kiku display in the Bourke-Sullivan Display House of the Nolen Greenhouses. These chrysanthemums will only be up until next Monday, November 29, so time is running out!

View the full schedule of weekend programs and tours below, and we’ll see you in the Garden.

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Holiday Train Show Arrives with New Dining Options and More Trains!

Posted in Around the Garden on November 20 2015, by Lansing Moore

NYBG WeekendThis year’s all-new Holiday Train Show® opens on Saturday, November 21—with more trains, more landmarks, and more dining options than ever! This year’s exhibition features 3,000 square feet of additional exhibition space, making room for dozens of new trains, bridges, and tracks; a captivating short film of the show’s behind-the-scenes magic; and a stunning multisensory finale of light and sound. With something for everyone, plan your holiday visit today.

New this year, the MasterCard® Gingerbread Café creates a festive setting to enjoy a kid-approved menu of sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts; two gourmet food trucks offering burgers and tacos; and a variety of holiday-themed activities. Color in a gingerbread activity sheet, and stop by our photo kiosk for a memorable souvenir. MasterCard Cardholders receive a complimentary sweet treat with a purchase of $10 or more.

Frosty’s Schnapps Haus, a Bavarian-themed outdoor dining option to keep you warm in winter, offers a variety of treats such as roasted chestnuts and pretzels from an authentic pretzel cart as well as spiked hot beverages. Also at the Visitor Center, enjoy first-class culinary creations at the Pine Tree Café amid one of the Garden’s arboreal wonders: a world-renowned collection of rare and unusual pines from Asia, Europe, and North America that features century-old specimens nearly 100 feet tall. The family-friendly menu ranges from artisanal panini, Neapolitan-style pizza, and signature salads to sweet treats and snacks. For a full-service dining experience, make a reservation at the Hudson Garden Grill, offering innovative New American cuisine and locally sourced ingredients.

Click through to view the full schedule of special events for this weekend’s grand opening—including our annual holiday tree lighting. Plan your visit, and come hungry!

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This Weekend: A Poem for Mexico

Posted in Programs and Events on September 18 2015, by Lansing Moore

0915-bee-flower-800x896NYBG comes alive this weekend in a Garden-wide celebration of Mexican Independence. ¡Viva México! An Independence Day Celebration will honor Mexico’s heritage in the spirit of Frida Kahlo, the iconic artist and outspoken patriot of Mexico who is the subject of our current exhibition, FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life. Alongside this blockbuster exhibition, visitors can enjoy an array of live performances and activities, with a particular highlight being the long-awaited poetry reading led by Rachel Eliza Griffiths this Saturday.

This weekend also features regular tours of the Garden’s collections and their seasonal beauty. The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is especially vibrant as it enters the height of its fall color, so you won’t want to miss that during your wanderings—continue reading for the full schedule of events!

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