The 250-acre (100 ha) site’s verdant landscape supports over one million living plants in extensive collections.
Thousands of visitors from all over the world visit the garden each year and during the season of spring the place is magical and captivating — at this time of the year, one can see the full manifestation of nature within all its glory.
“Spring’s twists and turns have given us moments of welcome early color and moments of heartbreak as that color has yielded to frost. But the tumultuous weather over the past month has now led to a second spring, one that promises lilacs, crabapples, and even more flowering cherries in the coming weeks. The Garden is waking up again just in time for the final days of The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium and a suite of activities and celebrations we have planned to herald the arrival of a new gardening year,” noted
Todd Forrest, the NYBG’s Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections in a communiqué.
The fact is the garden’s remarkable diversity of tropical, temperate, and desert flora, as well as programming that ranges from exhibitions in the Haupt Conservatory to festivals on Daffodil Hill has uniquely positioned this landmark as a must visit for not only locals, but also tourists, or anyone on a visit to New York City.
The Garden is also a major educational institution and thousands of students and teachers visit each year to learn about plant science, ecology, and healthy living through NYBG’s hands-on, curriculum-based programming.
In addition, it has one of the world’s largest plant research and conservation programs, which operate with nearly 200 dedicated and committed staff members.
A line up of some the programs includes:
Earth Day Family Fun
Spring Break Science Camps
Children’s Gardening Program
Orchid Evening Shows
Seeds of Time: Documentary Film Screening & Discussion
Daffodil Celebration and Wine Weekend
Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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