If 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.
This weekend we want to wish a happy birthday to our friends at Let’s Move! This year marks the fifth anniversary of the First Lady’s initiative to raise a healthier generation of kids, so come celebrate with NYBG at Carla Hall’s Culinary Kids Week through February 22.
This Sunday is also the final day of two popular winter exhibitions, Wild Medicine in the Tropics in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and Flora Illustrata: A Celebration of Botanical Masterworks in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library. Complete your experience of these beautiful exhibitions—highlighting the Garden’s permanent collection of medicinal tropical plants and the Library’s rare manuscripts and botanical artworks—with special tours.
Continue reading for details on the full tour schedule for Saturday and Sunday, as well as the family-friendly cooking demonstrations and workshops happening in Conservatory Tent this weekend at NYBG.
The results are in for Week 2 of the Wild Medicine Photo Contest, and the talent on display is quite remarkable this year. The latest contributions to the Macro and Sense of Place categories immerse you in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and its current exhibition, Wild Medicine in the Tropics.
We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the first week of our Wild Medicine Photo Contest. This year’s contest is off to a promising start with some very beautiful submissions. You’ll certainly appreciate them as much as we did. Week 2 officially began on Saturday, January 31, so all photos taken inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and uploaded to the NYBG Flickr Group Pool with the tag “#wildmedicine2015” before 6 p.m. tomorrow will be eligible for consideration in the next round. There is plenty of time to participate, as the contest lasts until February 20 while the Wild Medicine in the Tropics exhibition is on display in the Haupt Conservatory.
Weekly winners are selected in two categories, Macro (close-up) and Sense of Place (wideshot). Because this week’s submissions did not include enough Sense of Place photos, only one weekly winner was selected in this category. Otherwise, click through to to view the First Place and First and Second Runner-Up winners in the Macro category, as well as the First Place winner in the Sense of Place category.
Starting tomorrow, visitors will enter the lush rain forest under glass at NYBG’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory for Wild Medicine in the Tropics, an exhibition that explores the many medicinal plants in the Garden’s permanent collection. Enjoy the full experience with a guided tour, or at your own pace with NYBG’s award-winning app, Wild Medicine.
Saturday also marks the beginning of our Wild Medicine Photo Contest! Bring your camera to the Conservatory and take your best shot at capturing the many beautiful subjects within. The two categories are “Macro” (close-up) and “Sense of Place” (wide shot). Join our NYBG Flickr Group Pool to upload your contributions, and the weekly winners will be announced right here on Plant Talk. One winner in each category will be recognized each week—and for the Grand Prize at the end of the exhibition! The Grand Prize winners announced on Tuesday, February 24, will each be awarded a seat in the NYBG Adult Education photography class of their choice. Join fellow photography enthusiasts every weekend for Photography Tips & Tricks in the Tropics, led by one of NYBG’s photo experts. Check out the contest rules for complete details.
Experience NYBG through your own lens and share your vision with us! Read on for the full schedule of special tours and programs this weekend.