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Centuries of classic garden design return to the NYBG on April 25-27 for 2014's Antique Garden Furniture Fair—and of course everyone's invited! If you're looking for that perfect cast iron piece, or a long longed-for statue that would look beyond amazing on your patio, there's no better place to hunt for treasures.

Alongside antique works from the U.S. and Europe, we'll be hosting a Specialty Plant Sale, talks and Q&A sessions with expert garden designers, a booksigning fair, and more. Check out the full rundown of what's happening!
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With exactly 10 days left until the close of The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary, you'll want to make room on your calendar for a visit. The thermometer's looking quite a bit more friendly these days, we've got two more Orchid Evenings coming up on the 18th and 19th (April 12 has sold out—sorry!), and this weekend can be your precursor to Monday's kick-off of our Spring Culinary Kids Food Festival. There's probably TOO much for me to regale you with in this little blurb, so head through for the full schedule!
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What happens when you challenge a bunch of botanical artists to go far, far beyond the everyday flower? You get Weird, Wild, & Wonderful, our upcoming exhibition of art—in myriad styles and mediums—depicting some of the plant world's strangest and most intriguing residents. Head through for a taste of the material soon to be hanging in the Ross Gallery, and don't forget—the exhibition opens Saturday, April 19!
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As of this weekend, we'll have just over two weeks left in 2014's run of The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary. We're marking the occasion with a high-profile poetry reading from some of America's top award-winning poets taking place Sunday, April 6. But these special tickets, which include full access to the Garden grounds and our orchid exhibition, are limited! So you might want to jump on them sooner than later.

As a heads-up, the Orchid Evening taking place this Saturday, April 5 has completely SOLD OUT. But there are still tickets remaining for April 12 and the dates following. Don't wait too long! You'll find more info on the full weekend schedule here:
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The poetry of paradise comes to the NYBG this weekend as three accomplished modern poets join us for a recitation of Key West's greatest works of verse! As part of this season's Poetry Walk in the Perennial Garden, award-winning poets Tracy K. Smith, Henri Cole, and David Yezzi will sit for an afternoon reading of classic pieces inspired by warmer climates.

These special tickets won't last forever, and this is a once-only opportunity, so if you're planning on visiting for the orchids please think about registering in advance. Poetry reading tickets will grant full access to the Orchid Show and the rest of the Garden's collections!
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Today marks the grand opening of our new Pine Tree Café! Situated in the Visitor Center amid a world-renowned collection of rare and unusual evergreens, it's packed with tasty options ranging from fresh sandwiches and panini to signature salads, house-made seasonal soups, desserts, vegan choices, and Neapolitan pizza baked right in front of you.

Hey, we've got our own pizza oven now—clearly we'll be using it as often as we can. Check here for more info on locations, hours, and our new partnership with STARR Restaurants:
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As of next Monday, April 14, the NYBG is every kid's home for garden-to-table eating! For our spring edition of the Culinary Kids Food Festival, we're diving straight into the foods they love and where they come from, with activity stations ranging from making seed packets to sprout sampling, cooking demonstrations, and tasting fresh honey (it's a learning experience, trust me). Check out the full rundown of events for this week-long celebration:
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This spring, Oscar de la Renta brings the Garden indoors with a collection of gifts and home goods inspired by the florals and botanical texts of our very own rare book room. Among elegant dishes and brass giftware you'll find the vivid influence of peonies, magnolias, dahlias, and other iconic natural designs. And you need only look so far as our Shop in the Garden to pick up a set of your own. Head through to explore the collaboration:
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Whether or not you count yourself as a DIY aficionado, you could always stand to free up a little room in your cosmetics budget. On April 10, learn the basics of blending herbal oils into skin care products or personalized fragrances for the home during Intro to Aromatherapy. You'll create your own personal products using therapy-grade essential oils, like lavender and eucalyptus. Register here!
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After a long winter of hard work and preparation, our much-loved Rock Garden reopens to visitors tomorrow, April 1—and this isn't a prank! Spring is just starting to touch this 2.5-acre collection with the colors of crocuses, spring heath, a variety of high-contrast irises and more. So don't miss out! Head through for more info on the work that's been done:
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2900 Southern Blvd Bronx, NY 10458
2900 Southern BlvdUSNY10458
Museum, Botanical GardenToday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. Founded in 1891 & now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world.
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Sprawling spot of 50 gardens, 30,000 trees & landmark glasshouse with rain forest & cactus displays.- Google
People talk about holiday train show, children's adventure, orchid show, yankee stadium and water lilies
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charles j
reviewed a month ago
This is THE botanical gargen. Yeah, Brooklyn's is really nice, but it's also small. Here you can spend an entire day. There are open hilly places in the south end, a fores and The Bronx River in the center, and a grander conservatory, as well as varied manicured gardens, exhibits, a library/gallery. and events. And te real Little Italy is a short stroll away when you're done.
Dennis Harper
reviewed 5 months ago
NYBG is making a huge mistake booting Abigail Kirsch who provided the wonderful meals my wife and I enjoyed for many years. By meals I mean lunch. We were there recently and something was amiss on arrival. The cupcakes were not there and there were few patrons. If ever had AK cupcakes or just saw them you'd know what I mean. Not knowing the full story I ordered the chile and my wife had chicken tenders. The chile was nothing like the AK chile I came to know. The chicken tenders were twice the normal price apparently because they now some cheap fries. The chile was like it was prison canned food. The chicken was as tough and low grade. My wife ended up dumping the meal in disgust. I asked the chef what's going on. He said Abigail Kirsch is gone and a new 'food service provider' has taken over. I'd like to know who at NYBG came up with the bone headed idea to replace Abigail Kirsch. AK is a very well known and reliable caterer in NYC. Starr is a carpet bagger from Philly. Did someone high in NYBG with ties to Philly society circles sabotage AK in favor of Starr? NO NY'er would ever do this!! As a long term member of the NYBG, I will never go to Starr. I, my wife and other disappointed members will go elsewhere for lunch and when visiting NYBG for it's regular events, we'll stop at Arthur Ave and bring bring our lunch from there. Hey NYBG, if you want cheap but good fast food put in a global brand such as McDonalds by the main entrance cafe which I notice is where the tourists and one shot visitors go. The other cafe is where the members and older people go, so leave AK there and raise the prices. AK's food is worth a higher price and everyone's happy. My recommendation..bring your own food.
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Stephanie Carino
reviewed 5 months ago
Finally got here in October and wish I saw more flowers. I was also disappointed by the pumpkin exhibit. I was not disappointed by the special exhibit. I want to come back during cherry blossom season to see if I enjoy it more. It is a trek to get there from central Manhattan! I suggest taking a train from Grand Central, not the subway, it's a half hour versus over an hour.
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Alexi Philippoussis
reviewed 5 months ago
This beautiful spectacle is a consolidation of worldly plants on display for us to rest our curious eyes on. When this establishment went for a goal similar to what I described, they achieved most that is possible. The facilities educational, and the outdoors magnificent. Upon my visit to the botanical gardens I had ingested a certain perspective shifting fungi. Here after, enhancing my experience to the fullest extent. The people put in charge of this place were sadly most uninformed, apathetic workers meandering around the campus. Although I did come across a man who seemed to have it all down, telling me where to find what I needed to see and where I should go in a manner that appealed to me. The way he spoke was intellectual yet easy to understand. This was an african american middle aged man working at the desk of he first building to your left upon entry from the train. Although, I did have quite a bad experience with a security guard burdened with the weight of ennui and looking for some sort of mischievous entertainment at the expense of the visitor. over all, good trip.
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Maggie Dolmio
reviewed a year ago
One word: spectacular! I came for the Orchid Show in April 2012 and had the most relaxing day just walking around, snapping hundreds of photos and soaking up the beauty of the thousands of flowers arranged in creative displays. Inside the conservatory, slowly make your way through rooms and rooms of brightly colored flowers and then outside take a long stroll through well-manicured gardens and arrangements of various plants and trees.
Brittany Beck
reviewed 8 months ago
My favorite place in NYC. Such a beautiful escape from the busy streets of Manhattan - in my opinion it puts Central Park to shame. Manicured gardens, wild forests, and an incredible conservatory.... Such a romantic place!