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

Member Trips, Luncheons, and Walking Tours

Take advantage of your Membership and join us for our walking tours, luncheons, and brunches. Discover cultural gems around the tri-state area, the tastes and history of local neighborhoods, and behind-the-scenes details about the Garden from experts, curators, and scientists.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

SOLD OUT | Azalea Garden Luncheon
May 5; 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
$55; includes guided walking tour and private lunch

NYBG Curators will guide Members through the Azalea Garden, providing extensive details on the landscape design and planting of this 11-acre spectacle. Alongside the azaleas and rhododendron, you will find a diverse assortment of flowering trees and shrubs, woodland perennials, bulbs, ferns and grasses. This tour will take place during the spring azaleas’ bloom, so be sure to bring your cameras! After your guided tour, enjoy delightful private buffet lunch in the Lillian and Amy Goldman Stone Mill.

SOLD OUT | Arthur Avenue Food & History Tour
May 19; 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
$75; includes 2-hour walking tour and tastings

Bring your appetite as we explore New York’s second “Little Italy!” Join us on a two-hour walking tour through iconic Arthur Avenue, a neighborhood filled with family-owned businesses established for generations. Visit butcher shops, bakeries, and authentic salumerias for a true taste of Italy.

Spring Garden Tour
May 26; 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
$45; includes tour of the Perennial Garden, Seasonal Walk, and Pine Tree Café voucher

Celebrate the beginning of spring with a curator-guided tour of our stunning Perennial Garden and Seasonal Walk. Our dedicated curators will provide tips for preparing and keeping your garden thriving during the spring and summer months. The Perennial Garden combines a vast palette of colors, textures, flowers, and foliage into a lush, living work of art. The Seasonal Walk features a wide array of perennials, grasses, and bulbs selected for their interesting shape, structure, and color in every stage of growth throughout the year. After your guided tour, redeem your café voucher for a delicious lunch at the Pine Tree Café.

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SOLD OUT | Rose Garden Brunch
June 16; 9–11:30 a.m.
$55; includes guided walking tour and brunch

Join us for early morning access to the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, before it is open to the public. Enjoy the garden, designed by landscape architect Beatrix Farrand in 1916. It was renovated to showcase more than 4,000 rose plants and over 680 varieties. Your guide, Rose Garden Curator Stephen Scanniello will reveal insights on caring for the garden and the long history that lead to its current glory. The tour concludes with a private buffet brunch in the Lillian and Amy Goldman Stone Mill.

For tickets, please contact the Membership Office at 718.817.8703, Monday–Friday; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. If a tour is sold out, please contact us with the name of the tour and the number of tickets needed in order to be added to the waitlist.

When reserving you agree to our Member Program Reservation Conditions and Cancellation Policy.