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Special Events

From elegant black tie evenings to unique networking opportunities, NYBG’s Special Events provide critical operating support to the Garden and offer brand visibility to a sophisticated audience. For information about sponsorship opportunities or an event please contact or sign up to join our mailing list.

Safety is our priority, and, as the pandemic continues, our events will evolve as needed to meet the current health guidelines. Please check back often for updates.


The Holiday Train Show Family Party

Thursday, November 30, 2023
5–9 p.m. | Holiday Train Show & Garden Terrace Room

All aboard for a private viewing of NYC’s favorite holiday tradition, featuring a festive family reception and adventure to get you in the holiday spirit!

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The Conservatory Ball

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Join The New York Botanical Garden for its most glamorous and highly anticipated event, The Conservatory Ball. Enjoy an elegant evening of garden splendor followed by dinner and dancing. The Ball will celebrate the summer exhibition, Ebony G. Patterson.

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The Collectors' Plant Sale & Silent Auction

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Join The New York Botanical Garden’s esteemed horticulturists for an exclusive opportunity to shop a curated selection of beautiful and unique garden favorites. From the tried-and-true to the truly unusual, there is something for every gardener—whether you are gardening in the ground, a terrace, or a windowsill.

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The Orchid Dinner

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Join The New York Botanical Garden at The Plaza Hotel for one of the most enchanting events of the winter season. Known for its’ wondrous and inventive orchid centerpieces, The Orchid Dinner celebrates the Garden’s highly acclaimed The Orchid Show. 

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Holiday Train Show® Family Benefit

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Celebrate the holiday season with your family and friends at the Holiday Train Show®. The festivities begin with a private viewing of the Holiday Train Show, specialty drinks, and plenty of seasonal treats for the kids.

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September 21, 2022

Join the Trustees of NYBG for BLOOM and enjoy a cocktail reception among the encore bloom of the Garden’s highly-acclaimed roses followed by an elegant dinner and dancing in the Garden Terrace Room.

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The Conservatory Ball

June 2, 2022

We hope you will Save The Date for the upcoming Conservatory Ball celebrating Around the Table: Stories of the Food We Love on Thursday, June 2, 2022.

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The Collectors’ Plant Sale and Silent Auction

May 18, 2022

Shop a selection of garden favorites specially curated by NYBG’s esteemed horticulturists.

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Orchid Dinner

February 24, 2022

One of the most enchanting events of the winter season, The Orchid Dinner is famous for its magnificently curated display of orchid centerpieces and tablescapes orchestrated by the most illustrious decorators, designers, and florists.

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Winter Wonderland Ball

Friday, December 10, 2021

The Winter Wonderland Ball remains NYC’s most fashionable party of the holiday season, featuring a wintry cocktail reception followed by dinner and dancing with one of New York’s most prominent DJs.

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Celebrate Fall: The Garden Party

October 6, 2021

Join NYBG in celebration of Deborah and Chuck Royce and their long-standing leadership and support of the Garden.

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Spring Gala

June 3, 2021

Join us to celebrate Cosmic Nature, the Garden’s upcoming exhibition in which internationally renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama will takeover NYBG’s 250-acres with her iconic polka dots and immersive artwork.

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