Throughout the year, The New York Botanical Garden offers lectures in which outstanding landscape architects and designers present their signature works and insights, and internationally recognized speakers address topics of global interest related to the study, preservation, and appreciation of the plant kingdom.
See our upcoming lectures and symposia below, or view a selection of past lecture recordings view a selection of past lecture recordings here.
Unearthing the Secret Garden:
A Conversation with Marta McDowell
Online—September 15; 11 a.m. EDT
Join landscape historian, NYBG instructor, and author Marta McDowell as she shares the inspiration behind a garden story that captivates generations of curious children and adults alike.
In her newest book, Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants & Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett, McDowell explores Burnett’s life, work, and passion for flower gardening—with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the author’s personal gardens located in England, the United States, and Bermuda.