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History & People

Behind the Scenes, History & People

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: An Interview with Lucrecia Novoa

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If you've visited the Garden in the fall, you may have been welcomed into the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory by two monarch butterflies, or followed ... Read More

History & People, Inside our Collections

Brookshaw’s Beauties

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George Brookshaw’s (1751–1823) Pomona Britannica, a masterpiece of the printing arts, is widely considered one of the finest color plate natural history works ever produced. Read More

Behind the Scenes, History & People

Celebrating Disability Pride Month

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The opening of the Edible Academy in 2018 welcomed a new kind of space at the Garden: a space for encouraging visitors of any age ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, History & People

The Language of Land and Life: Preserving Traditional Plant Knowledge by Studying an Endangered Language in Mexico

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Central Mexico is a global hotspot for language and plant diversity, but it also faces many rapid environmental and cultural changes. Read More

History & People, Videos

Celebrating Women’s History Month at Home

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As we celebrate #InternationalWomensDay, hear from urban farmer, community gardener, activist, and NYBG Trustee Karen Washington as she delivers welcoming remarks for Women's History Month ... Read More

History & People

Librarians of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library: Elizabeth C. Hall

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Elizabeth C. Hall (1898–1989) became Head Librarian of The New York Botanical Garden in 1937, following positions at The New York Public Library and Horticultural ... Read More

History & People

Librarians of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library: Anna Murray Vail

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Anna Murray Vail (1863–1955) was an American botanist and the first librarian of The New York Botanical Garden. Read More

History & People, Inside our Collections

From the Jungles in Java to Dutch Drawing Rooms: A Tribute to Two Remarkable Women

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Impressive by its sheer size and bold coloring, Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de l'ile de Java : peints d'après nature was brought to fruition ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, History & People, Plant Science

Now Available: Two Volumes on the Plants, People, and Culture of Palau in Micronesia

Posted in Environment & Conservation, History & People, Plant Science

The just-released Ethnobotany of Palau: Plants, People and Island Culture is a two-volume series published by The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) Read More

History & People, Videos

Black History Month at NYBG

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As we kick off Black History Month, hear from New York State Senator Jamaal Bailey on the importance of this observance. Read More

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