A banner depicting red-capped mushrooms and the words "Wonderland: Curious Nature" in blue and green neon

Wonderland: Curious Nature

May 18–October 27, 2024

Public Tickets On Sale February 1, 2024

Next spring at NYBG, explore our collections through a new lens during a one-of-a-kind, Garden-wide adventure through settings, sights, and scents inspired by the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. You’ll choose from a variety of experiences as you embark on a journey encompassing mind-bending horticultural displays and mesmerizing and immersive art installations in and around NYBG’s iconic glasshouse, the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory; in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Building; and across the historic 250-acre grounds.

Venture through a rabbit hole to experience installations that offer outsize scale and unusual perspective, and engage your curiosity about science and nature. Then immerse yourself in a blooming wonderland of roses fit for a queen in the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, along with picture-perfect moments that celebrate this beloved story in a unique new way.

Spanning spring, summer, and fall, this major exhibition organized by curator and scholar Jennifer R. Gross will offer vibrant public programs for all ages. Stay tuned as we announce the celebrated artists soon to bring this fantastical Garden adventure to life!

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Go Mad Over Imaginative Dining

The sensory adventure of Wonderland: Curious Nature continues with culinary magic from NYBG’s dining venues. Linger over an imaginative meal or afternoon tea at the Hudson Garden Grill, grab a quick bite at the Pine Tree Café, and discover whimsical pop-ups sprinkled throughout the Botanical Garden landscape. Whether it’s a hearty meal, a sweet “unbirthday” treat, a savory nibble, or an inventive handcrafted cocktail, you’ll find something delightfully mad to whet your appetite.

A white porcelain teapot and cup-and-saucer set arranged on a sunny table alongside a fruit tart of red and blue berries