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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

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

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

Inside our Collections

Pink Never Dyes: International Postage Stamps Colored Pink

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Everyone knows the excitement of opening up the mailbox and spotting a letter—wedged between a pile of bills, addressed in handwriting, with a fun stamp ... Read More

History & People, Videos

The Bond of Live Things Everywhere with Joshua Bennett

Posted in History & People, Videos

"This project started as a dream, well over a decade ago ... I've been writing for about that long about what I've called the Black ... Read More

History & People

Hector Castillo Carvajal Talks Bronx Coffee

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In honor of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, let's hear more about the South Bronx specialty coffee roaster Don Carvajal Café, and the founder and ... Read More

Behind the Scenes

Garden Sees Two Hawk Nests in 2022

Posted in Behind the Scenes

Since 2009, I’ve been writing about the Garden’s red-tailed hawks here on Plant Talk, and I'm happy to report that 2022 marks their sixth consecutive ... Read More

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