Maria Failla holing her book, Growing Joy, surrounded by plants

Growing Joy at NYBG with Maria Failla

Saturday, June 11, 2022

1–5 p.m. | At the Garden

Join Maria Failla, plant-fluencer and host of the Bloom & Grow podcast, along with NYBG’s Director of Glasshouse Horticulture, Marc Hachadourian, for an afternoon all about plants—and truly stopping to smell the roses.

Maria is releasing her first book, Growing Joy: The Plant Lover’s Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants), which dives into the various health benefits of plants and shares tips on how they can improve overall happiness, helping you disconnect from the stress and anxiety of modern life. Filled with practices to help plant lovers step away from their screens and cultivate delight and peace of mind, Growing Joy is your guide to transforming plant care into self-care.

Get an exclusive, advanced copy of Growing Joy at the book signing on June 11 at the NYBG Shop or purchase your copy ahead of time for Maria to sign.


Live Taping of Bloom & Grow Radio
1–2 p.m. | The Edible Academy Amphitheater

Rose Garden Growing Joy Experience
2–3 p.m. | Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

Book Signing
3–4 p.m. | NYBG Shop

Cocktail Hour
4–5 p.m. | Visitor Center Cantina