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Plant Talk

Inside our Collections, Plant Science

A Botanical Puzzle of the 20th Century

Posted in Inside our Collections, Plant Science

In Japan in 1941, paleobotanist Shigeru Miki (1901–74) discovered a conifer genus preserved in fossils that had been collected across the Northern Hemisphere. Read More

Inside our Collections

The Librarian’s Nightmare

Posted in Inside our Collections

In addition to its vast size, the fame of Orchidaceae rests on its extraordinary hand-colored lithographic plates which depict each orchid at life-size and in ... Read More

Garden News

Tulip Tree Allée Replanting Update

Posted in Garden News

Last February, we shared with you information about the need to remove five trees from the historic Tulip Tree Allée. We let you know that ... Read More

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

Inside our Collections

All Eyes on Ilex: Highlights from the Holly Collection

Posted in Inside our Collections

Ilex, the only genus in the family Aquifoliaceae, has a worldwide natural distribution, and is found on every continent but Antarctica. Read More

What's On at NYBG

Bronx Community Partner Days Bring Families to the Garden

Posted in What's On at NYBG

On November 11, December 10, and this past Sunday, January 17, NYBG was happy to welcome guests as part of our Holiday Train Show® Bronx Community ... 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

Inside our Collections

Volunteering Among the Many Cookbooks of the Mertz Library

Posted in Inside our Collections

Some people become volunteers at The New York Botanical Garden because of their love of plants. In my case, I became a volunteer because of ... Read More

Behind the Scenes

Bronx Green-Up and NYC Compost Project Reconnecting Virtually with Bronx Communities

Posted in Behind the Scenes

On the evening of December 10, the Bronx Green-Up and NYC Compost Project team hosted a virtual Holiday Gathering to reconnect with their communities. Read More

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