The Garden will be closed to the public today, June 8.

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 one of these upcoming events. Discover cultural gems around the tri-state area, the tastes and history of local neighborhoods, and behind-the-scenes details about the Garden from curators, scientists, and other experts.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Woodlawn Cemetery & Bartow-Pell Mansion
May 19 & June 9; 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Both Dates Sold Out)
Meet at NYBG
$85; includes two guided tours, transportation, and afternoon tea

Hop on an old-fashioned trolley to visit two National Historic Landmarks that capture the Bronx’s rich and diverse history. The first stop is the 400-acre non-sectarian Woodlawn Cemetery. Enjoy the site’s landscape design, architecture, and the largest collection of funerary art in the country. After a lunch break on your own at Arthur Avenue, New York’s second “Little Italy,” tour Bartow-Pell Mansion, a hidden gem nestled in Pelham Bay Park. This ten-room, federal-style mansion dates back to 1842 and boasts a stunning mahogany spiral staircase and breathtaking views of Long Island Sound. Conclude the full day with afternoon tea, scones, and biscuits in the mansion’s sunlit conservatory.

The trolley is shuttle transportation that seats 28 passengers. A total of 48 minutes (round trip) will be spent in this enclosed vehicle. Face masks are not required, but are welcomed. 


Arthur Avenue Food & History Tour
June 1; 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Meet at Arthur Avenue Retail Market
$80; includes 2-hour 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 that have been established for generations. Visit butcher shops, bakeries, and authentic salumerias for a true taste of Italy.



Rose Garden Brunch
June 8 & June 15; 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
(Both Dates Sold Out)
Meet at NYBG
$60; includes guided walking tour and private buffet brunch

Join us for early morning access to the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, before it is open to the public. 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.


Birds of NYBG TourNew Tour!
June 27; 9–10:30 a.m.
Meet at NYBG

$45; includes guided tour and café voucher

The Garden shelters a variety of birds including chickadees, warblers, owls and hawks. Join NYC Audubon’s guides for an early morning walk through NYBG and learn about the close relationship between resident and migratory birds and the plant species that provide them nourishment and shelter. Please bring plenty of water, comfortable shoes, and your binoculars on this exclusive tour. After your guided tour, redeem your café voucher for a delicious meal at the Pine Tree Café.


Questions? Please contact the Membership Office at or call 718.817.8703, Monday–Friday; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. If a program is sold out, please e-mail us with the name of the event and the number of reservations needed to be added to the waitlist.

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