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History & People

Sharing the Craft of Fire Cider

Posted in History & People

As this fall season comes to an end, I’m reflecting on the wonderful time we had at the first annual Fire Cider Workshop curated by ... Read More

Videos, What's On at NYBG

Branch Out from the Ordinary This Holiday

Posted in Videos, What's On at NYBG

Branch out from the ordinary this holiday with a visit to New York’s favorite seasonal escape! Read More

Behind the Scenes

Making Memories (and Compost) at Pumpkin Smash 2022

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In keeping with its moniker, Pumpkin Smash invites participants to hurl pumpkins off a campus overpass and also features a powerful catapult where gourds are flung onto the campus’ ... Read More

What's On at NYBG

The Bond of Live Things Everywhere Youth Poetry Contest Winning Submissions

Posted in What's On at NYBG

The New York Botanical Garden presented a Poetry Contest for kids in elementary, middle, and high school who live or study in New York. This ... Read More

History & People, Plant Science

Cowpeas and the African Diaspora, Part Three: Can Herbarium Specimens Fill Historical Gaps?

Posted in History & People, Plant Science

Unfortunately, many of the early written records of cowpeas in the Americas are ambiguous, either because the descriptions of the plants are insufficiently detailed to ... Read More

Inside our Collections

Fall’s Invitation

Posted in Inside our Collections

Fall's splendor has come to southern New York State in a mesmerizing rush of color in recent weeks. With still more yet to unfold, it ... Read More

History & People

Councilmember Amanda Farías Takes Part in Urban Advantage Family Science Day

Posted in History & People

NYBG had the pleasure of a visit from Councilmember Amanda Farías for our Urban Advantage (UA) Family Science Day on Sunday, October 30, in our ... Read More

History & People, Plant Science

Cowpeas and the African Diaspora, Part Two: A Life-Giving Crop

Posted in History & People, Plant Science

Genetic, historical, and archeological evidence suggests that cowpeas were domesticated in the Sahelian region of West Africa, and perhaps also in East Africa, several thousand ... Read More

History & People

The History of The Haunted Greenhouse

Posted in History & People

Before NYBG’s Haunted Pumpkin Gardens was the Haunted Greenhouse, an NYBG Halloween extravaganza started in the 1970s. Read More

History & People

Mum’s the Word: Kiku’s History at NYBG

Posted in History & People

Kiku, the captivating chrysanthemum display at the Haupt Conservatory, has a long and fascinating history both at NYBG and abroad. Read More

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