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What's On at NYBG

The Bond of Live Things Everywhere Youth Poetry Contest Winning Submissions

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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

Inside our Collections

Fall’s Invitation

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

History & People, Plant Science

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

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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

History & People

Hidden Gems: Accessible Travel NYC at NYBG

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On September 13, Lakshmee Lachhman-Persad, her sister Annie, and their family did something they have done many times before: they spent a day at The ... Read More

Inside our Collections

Creepy Creatures: Images from the Mertz Library’s Special Collection

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Though spooky, these illustrations are important historical and biological records of various species (most real, some mythological). Read More

Videos, What's On at NYBG

Adam Bierton Hosts Pumpkin Carving Face-Off!

Posted in Videos, What's On at NYBG

With plenty of competition wins under his belt as a pumpkin carver, Adam Bierton knows a good jack-o'-lantern when he sees one. And this weekend, ... Read More

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