Conservatory with pink cherry trees in spring

COVID-19: Safety Updates

NYBG is temporarily closed effective 6 p.m. on March 15, 2020.

We have temporarily closed the Garden in coordination with New York State’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. The safety of our staff and visitors is our top priority.

During this period, essential staff will care for our living collections and maintain the operations of the Garden’s 250-acre landmark landscape until we reopen.

Suspension of all in-person events, on-site programs and classes, and exhibitions, including the cancellation of The Orchid Show, has been extended through April 30. 

KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature—our multisensory presentation of Yayoi Kusama’s profound connection with the natural world—originally planned for 2020, has been rescheduled for spring–fall 2021. More information is available at

If you purchased an Orchid Show, Orchid Evening or KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature ticket, you will be automatically refunded. Orchid Show and Orchid Evening ticket purchasers will receive an e-mail confirmation within 2–4 weeks. KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature ticket purchasers will receive an e-mail confirmation within 4–6 weeks. Thank you for your patience as we work remotely to process the large volume of orders at hand.

Here are important contacts for your convenience:

Please consider converting your existing purchases to donations by contacting the appropriate department above or by donating directly to help us at this time.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Garden. In the meantime, stay connected to us on social media and NYBG at Home, our new content hub with videos, plant guides, virtual events, recipes for kids, and much more.

Thank you for your continued support during this period of uncertainty. We will continue to post updates on this page.

(Updated: April 2, 2020)