Painting of Liriodendron

Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens

The Third New York Botanical Garden Triennial
November 18, 2017 – April 22, 2018

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Best of Contemporary Botanical Art in the Ross Gallery

Out of the Woods is the third of NYBG’s triennial exhibitions with the American Society of Botanical Artists, which is headquartered here at the Garden. Forty-two selected artworks capture strikingly detailed images of trees, all of them cultivated in public gardens and arboreta throughout the U.S.–including at NYBG– and around the world.

Working in watercolor, oil, graphite, colored pencil, and ink, an international collection of artists has depicted everything from seed pods, to branches and bark, to an entire forest floor. Several contributors are graduates of NYBG’s Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program.

To learn more and to view the artwork online, visit A full-color exhibition catalog will be available at NYBG Shop and online in November.