Small, potted green bushes on a grey pathway surrounded two wooden benches and green trees and bushes.

Complimentary Programs

Curator-led Tours are a great way to learn behind-the-scenes details from horticulturists. To ensure all get a chance to participate, Members are asked to register for only one of these tours per month.

Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
March 16; 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Tour the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, an acre of plants under glass, with Conservatory Manager Jennifer Henry. Learn how the Conservatory maintains its many collections of lush tropical rain forests, cactus-filled deserts, palms from around the world, aquatic and carnivorous plants all year round.

    • No more than two reservations per account.

Magnolia Collection
April 6; 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Magnolias’ fragrant flowers are some of the first to herald spring’s arrival. The Garden’s collection highlights the many diverse shapes and lovely shades of these sweet-scented blooms. Tour these graceful trees blooming in an array of pastel colors, from luscious whites to pale yellows to deep pink and purple hues. Melissa Finley, Curator of Woody Plants, will guide you through our beautiful collection in early spring and discuss the history of the trees and shed some light on their maintenance and upkeep.

    • No more than two reservations per account.

Oak Collection
April 27; 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

The recently opened Coleman and Susan Burke Oak Collection began undergoing a transformation in the summer of 2021 to render a more accessible, engaging site for visitors-and to expand its collection of unusual oak species from the Southeast US and Eastern Asia. Today the historic collection features more than 135 mature and recently planted oaks representing 33 distinct taxa. Join Melissa Finley, Curator of Woody Plants, on a guided tour to learn more about the most ecologically significant and longest-lived species in the forests of the eastern US.

    • No more than two reservations per account.

Questions? Contact the Membership Office at 718.817.8703, Monday–Friday; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.