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History & People

History & People

Shades of Lavender: Symbolism, Scent, Sightings, and Species

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In honor of Pride Month, The New York Botanical Garden celebrates lavender—the color symbolic of LGBTQ+ resistance and empowerment—as well as the plant’s associated cultural ... Read More

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Plants as Liberation: Journei Bimwala

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In Arvolyn Hill’s latest “Plants as Liberation” interview, meet Journei Bimwala, CEO and Founder of EachOneCarryOne, as she talks about the historic Black connection to ... Read More

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Three Cheers for NYBG Volunteers!

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The New York Botanical Garden is not only a place, but also a community of diverse staff, members, patrons, external partners, visitors—and volunteers, who currently ... Read More

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Rooted in Plants: Dr. Janaki Ammal

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Janaki Ammal (1897–1984) was the first woman from India to earn a doctorate in botany in America, and with her knowledge in plant breeding she ... Read More

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Plants as Liberation: Frances Perez-Rodriguez

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"We're able to work with and depend on plants in ways that we can't depend on our food system, our current healthcare system ... It ... Read More

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Women of Bronx Green-Up: Ursula Chanse

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"Being part of Bronx Green-Up, and the work that we're doing, has been this source of constant hope." Read More

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Thelma Perry: “Hidden Figure” of Beetle-Fungus Research

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Thelma Perry (1941–98) was one of the great “hidden figures” of the early pioneering beetle-fungus research involving the southern pine beetle. She worked as a ... Read More

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Pioneering Women of NYBG

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As we celebrate Women’s History Month at The New York Botanical Garden, I am reflecting on the women who have contributed in so many ways—seen ... Read More

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Plants as Liberation: Maryah Greene

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"I like the starting of something—seeing how much love and education you can put into something, and then seeing the end result." Read More

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Celebrating Women’s History Month at NYBG

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Women's History Month is here, and we're excited to share it with you! Read More

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