The Orchid Night on Saturday, April 1 is sold out. Get tickets for future dates here.

Two boys learning in the forest.

Earth Month Celebration 2022

Friday, April 1, 2022 – Saturday, April 30, 2022

Online | At the Garden

Join us a for a celebration of Earth Month with ongoing programs at the Garden and online featuring science and nature, activities for families and citizen scientists, wide-ranging classes, and engaging videos spotlighting plants and people around the world. Don’t miss our special Earth Day Weekend, April 23–24!

Plants as Liberation: Frances Perez Rodriguez

Earth Month Demonstration: EcoBronx

The Herbarium of Endangerment: A Digital Display of Plant Precarity & the Names We Give

Debuts April 15

This online exhibition is a collaborative project by NYBG’s Humanities Institute 2021–2022 Mellon Fellow Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, Ph.D., and UK-based visual artist Liz Orton. It features specimens from NYBG’s C.V. Starr Virtual Herbarium, original photographs, and historical information to explore the constellation of names of currently endangered species.

A colorful selection of pressed plant specimens featuring leaves and flowers

Earth Day 2021 Documentary: Plants & People of Vanuatu

Revisit this inspiring documentary that highlights the shared conservation mission of a diverse group of plant scientists, mycologists, ethnobotanists, cultural specialists, and linguists working to preserve this Pacific Island’s plants, fungi, ethnobotanical knowledge, cultural practices, and language.

NYC Compost Project Food Scrap Drop-Off Program

This video highlights the importance of food scrap drop-off sites, showcasing a Bronx community compost location and demonstrating how you can participate.

Reduce, Reuse, Revitalize!

Tiffany Gomez is a Bronx-based sustainable artist, designer and founder of Gomez Design Studio. In this video, she’ll guide you through a DIY garden-related craft project, creating a small planter pot using recycled paper and reclaimed materials.

April with Beyond Books: Honoring Earth Day

Both new and returning members of the Facebook group NYBG Beyond Books can engage with meaningful topics such as climate action, living sustainably, and nurturing a personal connection with the environment through a variety of Earth Day-related books and media.

Join Beyond Books Club on Facebook

Photo of a garden visitor among daffodils

Engaging Classes for Nature Lovers

Deepen your knowledge of the plant kingdom. From plant and mushroom identification to forest ecology to sustainable floral design practices, explore classes that will inspire and guide you to a closer connection to nature.


How To Get Your Garden Ready

Learn the basics from Kadeesha Williams, the former Bronx Green-Up Community Horticulturist/Urban Agriculturist, now with Iridescent Earth Collective, about sowing seeds, turning in cover crops, incorporating compost, and transplanting in videos shot at one of NYBG’s partner Bronx community farms, Tawqa Farm.

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