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Mom and son walking through the Azalea Garden

Mother’s Day with NYBG at Home

Sunday, May 10, 2020


Treat Mom to a Garden Party at Home

We are bringing the beauty and ambience of our annual Garden Party to you! Join us for a Facebook Watch Party featuring a virtual tour of NYBG’s spectacular Maureen K. Chilton Azalea Garden in peak bloom with personalized Mother’s Day greetings from our Members and Patrons in the video. You can also show your love with fun at-home activities for the whole family such as crafting whimsical paper flowers, making a memorable card by coloring a botanical image from our collections, and enjoying a festive Spotify playlist for the occasion.

Photo of the Azalea Garden

Salute Mom with a Virtual Tour Through the Azalea Garden

Facebook Watch Party has concluded—view the tour on our Plant Talk blog!
Sunday, May 10; 11 a.m.

The Azalea Garden is the iconic backdrop for our annual Mother’s Day Garden Party. Enjoy a virtual tour featuring special Mother’s Day greetings submitted by our Members and Patrons.

Paper magnolia craft

Craft Paper Flowers

Create your own decorative paper magnolia with Charles Zimmerman, NYBG Herbarium Collections & Outreach Administrator. Using common household materials, design a whimsical bloom as a handmade gift for mom.

Watch Video

Girl coloring

Color a Botanical Card for Mom

Make a card for Mom by downloading and printing a botanical image from our LuEsther T. Mertz Library collections to color and personalize.

Download Daisies

Download Tulips

Tune in to a Garden Party Playlist

Bring a bit of the Garden’s festivities to your living room for some Mother’s Day cheer with this upbeat playlist featuring several artists who have performed live at NYBG.


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