New York Botanical Gardens

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is a botanical garden and National Historic Landmark located in the Bronx, New York City. The 250-acre (100 ha) site’s verdant landscape supports over one million living plants in extensive collections. Each year over one million visitors visit 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.new york botanical gardens 1Founded in 1899, the LuEsther T. Mertz Library is the largest, most comprehensive botanical library in the Americas. In addition to botany and horticulture, the Library’s collections are used for studies in fields as diverse as history, anthropology, landscape and building design, architectural history, ethnobotany, economic botany, urban social history, and environmental policy. In addition to current scholarly books and serials, the Mertz Library holds many rare and historically important works ranging from medieval herbals, to 17th-century depictions of the princely gardens of Europe, to accounts of botanical exploration and discovery in the 18th century, to the writings of Carl von Linné (Linnaeus) and Charles Darwin.new york botanical gardens 2Located in the Bronx, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is a showplace of nature in every season of the year. Discover 50 breathtaking gardens, indoor rain forests and deserts, 50 acres of native forest, a river, waterfalls, and rolling green hills.new york botanical gardens 3For more than a century, scientists at The New York Botanical Garden have traveled far and wide to better understand plants and fungi, their relationship to their environments, and their many uses by people around the world. Now you can get a glimpse of their groundbreaking work via this exhibition in the Britton Science Rotunda and Gallery.new york botanical gardens 4For more than a century, scientists at The New York Botanical Garden have traveled far and wide to better understand plants and fungi, their relationship to their environments, and their many uses by people around the world. Now you can get a glimpse of their groundbreaking work via this exhibition in the Britton Science Rotunda and Gallery. Leadership support provided by Edward P. Bass Included with All-Garden Pass admission.new york botanical gardens 5A staff of 200 trains 42 doctoral students at a time, from all over the world. Since the 1890s, scientists from The New York Botanical Garden have mounted about 2,000 exploratory missions worldwide to collect plants in the wild.new york botanical gardens 6With the breathtaking gardens as your backdrop, this classic and gorgeous NYC venue offers incredible and unforgettable options for private events and corporate functions ranging from intimate cocktail receptions to large-scale celebrations for up to 700 guests. If you’re looking for the ideal oasis for your New York wedding – you can find it right here. Our expert team focuses on creating a magical day for our couples. From delicious food, and superior service, to a magical garden setting we will exceed all of your wedding venue expectations and give you a flawless event that your guests will be talking about for years.new york botanical gardens 7The Garden contains 50 different gardens and plant collections. There is a serene cascade waterfall, as well as wetlands and a 50-acre (20 ha) tract of original, never-logged, old-growth New York forest.new york botanical gardens 8The Pfizer Plant Research Laboratory, built with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, New York State and New York City, and named for its largest private donor, is a major new research institution at the Garden that opened in 2006. The laboratory is a pure research institution, with projects more diverse than research in universities and pharmaceutical companies.new york botanical gardens 9When, in 1881, land was set aside by the New York State Legislature for the creation of “a public botanic garden of the highest class” for the City of New York, the Library and Conservatory were the first two structures built on the grounds. Prominent civic leaders and financiers, including Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and J. P. Morgan, agreed to match the City’s commitment to finance the buildings and improvements.new york botanical gardens 10If you’re looking for the ideal oasis for your New York wedding – you can find it right here. Our expert team focuses on creating a magical day for our couples. From delicious food, and superior service, to a magical garden setting we will exceed all of your wedding venue expectations and give you a flawless event that your guests will be talking about for years.new york botanical gardens 11The Garden is also a major educational institution. As of 2016, more than 1,000,000 people annually—among them Bronx families, school children, and teachers—learn about plant science, ecology, and healthful eating through NYBG’s hands-on, curriculum-based programming. Nearly 90,000 of those visitors are children from underserved neighboring communities, while more than 3,000 are teachers from New York City’s public school system participating in professional development programs that train them to teach science courses at all grade levels.new york botanical gardens 12At the heart of the Garden is the old-growth forest, the largest existing remnant of the original forest which covered all of New York City before the arrival of European settlers in the 17th century. The forest, which was never logged, contains oaks, American beeches, cherry, birch, tulip and white ash trees, some more than two centuries old.new york botanical gardens 13The forest itself is split by the Bronx River, the only fresh water river in New York City, and this stretch of the river includes a riverine canyon and rapids. Along the shores sits the landmark Stone Mill, previously known as the Lorillard Snuff Mill built in 1840. Sculptor Charles Tefft created the Fountain of Life on the grounds in 1905. “It was conceived in the spirit of Italian baroque fountains, with the surging movement of galloping horses and muscular riders.”new york botanical gardens 14The laboratory’s research emphasis is on plant genomics, the study of how genes function in plant development. One question scientists hope to answer is Darwin’s “abominable mystery”; when, where, and why flowering plants emerged. The laboratory’s research also furthers the discipline of molecular systematics, the study of DNA as evidence that can reveal the evolutionary history and relationships of plant species. Staff scientists also study plant use in immigrant communities in New York City and the genetic mechanisms by which neurotoxins are produced in some plants, work that may be related to nerve disease in humans.new york botanical gardens 15The historic display at Daffodil Hill, with more than 300,000 recently planted daffodil bulbs, provides a stunning backdrop for this wine lover’s weekend. Enjoy a selection of palate-pleasing wines from New York and surrounding states, while experts on the science of making wine host talks.new york botanical gardens 16The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for live music, games, picnicking, and more. Make a reservation for a delicious brunch with mom and enjoy all of these special activities.new york botanical gardens 17April 29 & 30, 2017 Daffodil Celebration and Wine Weekend The historic display at Daffodil Hill, with more than 300,000 recently planted daffodil bulbs, provides a stunning backdrop for this wine lover’s weekend. Enjoy a selection of palate-pleasing wines from New York and surrounding states, while experts on the science of making wine host talks. Location: Throughout the Garden Get Your Ticketsnew york botanical gardens 18April 29 & 30, 2017 Daffodil Celebration and Wine Weekend The historic display at Daffodil Hill, with more than 300,000 recently planted daffodil bulbs, provides a stunning backdrop for this wine lover’s weekend. Enjoy a selection of palate-pleasing wines from New York and surrounding states, while experts on the science of making wine host talks.new york botanical gardens 19May 13 & 14, 2017 Mothers Day Weekend The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for live music, games, picnicking, and more. Make a reservation for a delicious brunch with mom and enjoy all of these special activities. Location: Throughout the Garden Get Your Ticketsnew york botanical gardens 20May 13 & 14, 2017 Mothers Day Weekend The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for live music, games, picnicking, and more. Make a reservation for a delicious brunch with mom and enjoy all of these special activities.new york botanical gardens 21March 9, 2017 Threshold: Biodiversity, Climate, and Humanity at a Crossroads In this Humanities Institute Symposium three renowned scholars will discuss the implications of the climate crisis for the future of life on Earth. Threshold will conclude with a panel discussion and questions from the audience on the prospects for a new environmental ethic for the 21st century.

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