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History & People

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

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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

History & People

A Salute to Andrew Henderson, Ph.D.

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I first met Andrew Henderson, one of the world’s most productive and respected palm specialists, in 1977 when we were young students. Read More

Environment & Conservation, History & People

Recapping ‘First Nations: Ethical Landscapes, Sacred Plants’

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On November 13, 2020, the virtual symposium First Nations: Ethical Landscapes, Sacred Plants drew more than 550 participants from across the nation and 23 different ... Read More

History & People, Inside our Collections

Discovering the Art of ‘Flora Cubana’ in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library

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Since starting as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Garden’s Humanities Institute in September, I’ve worked almost entirely remotely, relying on the Garden’s excellent ... Read More

History & People, Inside our Collections

Restored Watercolors Return to Garden Archives

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The Lord & Burnham Company was the premier builder of glasshouse structures in North America during the 19th and 20th centuries. The firm’s largest project ... Read More

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