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Read & Watch


Get the inside story from NYBG, including horticultural how-tos, collection spotlights, sneak peeks into events and exhibitions, and stories from our scientists in the lab, in the field, and beyond.

Better Lawns:
How to Downsize Your Lawn

What’s in a lawn? Well, grass—lots of it. But there’s a lot more to dig into with this familiar suburban staple. Though the picture-perfect lawn… Read More

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Revisiting Vanuatu’s Calendar Plants

Calendar plants grow, bud, fruit, or attract local fauna at certain times of the year, telling islanders it’s a good time to hunt animals, harvest crops, or start a new garden. Read More

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NYBG and Some Remnants of the Second World War

As the Special Collections Catalog Librarian at the New York Botanical Garden’s LuEsther T. Mertz Library, I encounter a great many small pieces of history that, when put together, tell a much larger story. Read More

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Lectures, Talks & Symposia

NYBG is a hub of knowledge, featuring a number of lectures, panel discussions, and Q&As each year with the world’s leading thinkers and creators in landscape architecture, plant science, horticulture, and beyond. Dive in with our archive of past events.

Plant Talk

Plant Talk brings you the latest news and blog posts from the Garden, with exhibition and collection updates, scientific discoveries, exciting new programs, and spotlights on our staff and visiting experts.

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Hands Lens

Every specimen is a story, and our Steere Herbarium has so many to share! Get inside looks at some of the fascinating info contained within this archive housing millions of plant specimens from throughout history and around the world.

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