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The New York Botanical Garden  A museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization in the Bronx.


For centuries botanists have been pressing and preserving plant specimens using their local newspaper, creating a snapshot in time. Check out this Harper's Bazar newspaper from 1883 which housed a specimen. It's a sewing pattern to make a "Summer Traveling Cloak with Cape!" Learn more in "What in the World is a Herbarium?" in the Ross Gallery through October 29.

We know we have amazing instructors, but we didn’t expect to hear from a student who considers #mushroom expert Gary Lincoff as big a star as “John Turturro, John Stewart, or a Baldwin brother!” After attending a recent fungi course of Gary’s, the student wrote: “As an environmental educator, I don't take anything I learn for granted, and I remember everyone who's ever taught me anything. I am a peon standing on the shoulders of giants, and today I met one of them—Gary Lincoff. It was an honor to walk with him!” The next section of “Spring Mushrooms” with Gary starts on 6/7. Register for this #Botany class online at nybg.org/adulted. Photo courtesy of #nybglibrary

We love this beautiful Tussy Mussy/Glamelia bouquet by NYBG Floral Design instructor @bridgetvizoso, as seen on @traditionalhome Magazine! Bridget will be teaching Wedding Design I: Personals on June 1. Register at nybg.org/adulted #floraldesign #flower #bridalbouquet

Springy, springy, ssssssspringy maples making the absolute best of this past weekend's sunshine. (Photo: @mco_photo)

We're proud (not to mention excited!) to announce our major exhibition for 2018, Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i, spotlighting her immersion in the Hawaiian Islands in 1939. See more than 15 of O'Keeffe's paintings from her sojourn, explore a lush flower show evoking the gardens and landscapes that inspired her in the Conservatory, and so much more—all starting May 19, 2018. nybg.org/georgia (Image: Georgia O’Keeffe, Heliconia—Crab’s Claw Ginger, 1939. Collection of Sharon Twigg-Smith.)

Soaring above the Visitor Center’s Reflecting Pool, Dale Chihuly’s Red Reeds mark your entrance into the Garden like a party of exclamation marks—creating color and spectacle by day and night! See them for yourself during CHIHULY at NYBG, now through October 29.

Happy #museumday from the landmark Haupt Conservatory!

Greetings from NYBG! Conservatory, Bronx Park, New York 1901 Postcard. #nybglibrary #specialcollections

The beautiful pygmy-fringed tree, Chionanthus pygmaea, is a threatened species that grows only in disappearing pineland habitat in central Florida. This specimen was collected in 1920 by Garden scientist John Kunkel Small, in an area that has likely been lost to citrus groves and urban sprawl. See other beautiful and interesting herbarium specimens in our exhibit, "What in the World is a Herbarium?" in the Ross Gallery, now through October. #nybgscience

Plants have fascinating architecture that must be enlarged in order to be rendered properly. Botanical artist Dick Rauh can show you how to measure and scale up botanical subjects for your artwork with the help of a dissecting microscope in the 6/13 class, "Scaling Up: Enlarging the Specimen." Register online at nybg.org/adulted or by calling 718.817.8747. #nybgadulted #botanicalart

One month from today, we welcome summer to the Garden with the first in a series of live jazz performances developed in collaboration with Catskill Jazz Factory and Absolutely Live Entertainment and featuring artists such as Alphonso Horne, Camille Bertauly, Chris Washburne, André Mehmari, Damien Sneed and Keyon Harrold, and more. Tickets are already going out the door—grab yours while they're still around.

Tulips, columbine—Seasonal Walk wears a lot of different outfits as the year rolls on.

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