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History & People, Inside our Collections

Treasures of the Rare Book Collection: Francis Bacon’s ‘Of Gardens’

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Bacon addressed a vast array of subjects in his writings. Among them, he summed up his thoughts as to the ideal princely garden in his ... Read More

History & People, Inside our Collections

Uncovering Historic Daffodils at The New York Botanical Garden

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Daffodil Hill has been stewarded by many curators and horticulturists throughout its history, all whose unique tastes and preferences have helped shape the collection into ... Read More

History & People, Inside our Collections, Plant Science

NYBG’s Scientific Research in Puerto Rico: More Than a Century of Fruitful Collaboration

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The New York Botanical Garden has a long and fruitful history of collaborative floristic research in Puerto Rico that dates back to the beginning of ... Read More

History & People, Plant Science

A Salute to Dennis Wm. Stevenson, Ph.D.

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Dennis Wm. Stevenson has spent the vast majority of his long and very distinguished career at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), joining the staff ... Read More

History & People, Plant Science

Discover the History of Herbaria with Barbara M. Thiers

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This November, explore a heavily illustrated history of herbaria from one of the world's foremost experts. Read More

History & People

A Therapeutic Garden Grows in Amagansett, LI

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“My family has had a house in Amagansett since the 1960s that I’ve visited every summer, but I was always too busy raising my kids ... Read More

History & People, Videos

Bronx Food and Farm Tour 3

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Join Pamela Alvarez, Outreach & Education Coordinator for the NYC Compost Project, for 2020's third and final virtual tour of the Highbridge Hub, part of ... Read More

History & People

Backstory, Front-story, Overstory, Understory

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This spring, the built world shut down just as the natural one opened up. Read More

History & People, Inside our Collections

Botánica Plants Have Deep Roots in Local Communities

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Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to honor the contributions of Hispanic Americans and their cultures, which have roots in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Africa, ... Read More

History & People

“Mournful Relics” through Foreign Eyes: Envisioning Land Degradation on Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Coffee Fazendas

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In 1883, as C. F. van Delden Laërne steamed through Rio de Janeiro province aboard the Estrada de Ferro Dom Pedro II locomotive, he was ... Read More

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