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History & People

History & People

The Hand Lens Explores Black Botany

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Throughout Black History Month, The Hand Lens—a home for the many stories told by NYBG's historic collections in the Steere Herbarium and beyond—has hosted a ... Read More

History & People

#plantlove: Leslie Coleman, Plant Information Specialist

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As part of #plantlove at NYBG, we’re talking with people from all over the Garden about what inspires their passion for plants. Today, meet Leslie ... Read More

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#plantlove: Jessica Tobon, Outreach & Education Coordinator for the NYC Compost Project

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As part of #plantlove at NYBG, we’re talking with people from all over the Garden about what inspires their passion for plants and our environment. ... Read More

History & People

#plantlove: Heather Lorusso, School of Professional Horticulture Class of 2021

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As part of #plantlove at NYBG, we’re talking with people from all over the Garden about what inspires their passion for plants. Today, meet Heather ... Read More

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Celebrating the Works of Women at NYBG

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Women’s History Month is underway, and here at NYBG we’re celebrating countless contributions to the Garden’s missions in science, art, horticulture, and so much more ... Read More

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#plantlove: Rocky Douangchanh, Public Education Coordinator

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As part of #plantlove at NYBG, we're talking with people from all over the Garden about what inspires their passion for plants. Today, meet Rocky ... Read More

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#plantlove: Kristine Paulus, Plant Records Manager

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As part of #plantlove at NYBG, we're talking with people from all over the Garden about what inspires their passion for plants. Today, meet Kristine ... Read More

History & People

Late Bloomer: The Short, Prolific Career of Ynes Mexia

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Ynes Mexia, a Mexican-American botanical collector and explorer who began her career in 1925, became the most accomplished female botanical collector of her time both ... Read More

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The Amazing Feat of Jeanne Baret

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Baret was born in France in 1740. Her working-class parents taught her to identify plants for their healing properties, and she became an expert “herb ... Read More

History & People, Plant Science

Flashes in the Twilight

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One evening as twilight settled over the garden of Hammarby, an idyllic farm near Uppsala in Sweden, a botanically inclined young lady noticed flashes of ... Read More

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