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Queering Botanical Science: A Discussion in Celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month

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In celebration of Pride Month, enjoy "Queering Botanical Science," a webinar recorded on Friday, June 26 that brought four experts to the table for a ... Read More

History & People, Videos

Painting the Rose Garden: A Conversation with James Gurney 

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Longtime plein-air painter and friend of the Garden James Gurney has guided and inspired many artists, as well as visitors, through NYBG’s annual Plein-Air Invitational. Read More

History & People, Plant Science

NYBG Scientist and Trustee Win American Horticultural Society Awards

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A senior scientist and a Trustee of The New York Botanical Garden are among this year’s recipients of awards presented by the American Horticulture Society ... Read More

History & People, Videos

Revisiting NYBG’s 4th Annual Plein-Air Invitational: Sketching Lilacs with James Gurney

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While we cannot come together this season to enjoy the artwork up close, we invite you to explore past plein-air painting activities at NYBG, and ... Read More

History & People, Plant Science

UnladyLike2020: Ynes Mexia

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Ynes Mexia was an early 20th-century Mexican-American botanist and pioneering conservationist. UnladyLike2020, an innovative multimedia series created, produced, and directed by award-winning Documentary Filmmaker Charlotte ... Read More

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A Message from Yayoi Kusama

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Today, with the world facing COVID-19, I feel the necessity to address it with this message. Read More

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Victory Gardens Make a Comeback

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Along with new phrases such as social distancing and flattening the curve, a term from America’s past has been popping up in recent weeks: victory ... Read More

History & People, Plant Science

Daylight Studies—an Emerging Discipline

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Daylight surrounds us, and much of life, both plant and human, depends on it. The many dimensions of daylight have recently become an emerging field ... Read More

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Explore the Works of Our 2015 Exhibition with “Faces of Frida”

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"Faces of Frida,” a virtual exhibition, brings together over 800 artworks, biographical artifacts, and more from the life of Frida Kahlo—including a gallery of vivid ... Read More

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Women’s History Month: Jamaica Kincaid

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As part of Women’s History Month at NYBG, we’re spotlighting women in the world of plants. This week, meet Jamaica Kincaid, an accomplished gardener and ... Read More

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