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History & People

History & People

A Salute to Andrew Henderson, Ph.D.

Posted in History & People

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’

Posted in Environment & Conservation, History & People

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

Posted in History & People, Inside our Collections

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

Posted in History & People, Inside our Collections

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

History & People, Inside our Collections

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

Posted in History & People, Inside our Collections

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

Posted in History & People, Inside our Collections

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

Posted in History & People, Inside our Collections, Plant Science

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.

Posted in History & People, Plant Science

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

Posted in History & People, Plant Science

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

Posted in History & People

“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

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