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A Rain Forest Filled with Exotic, Colorful Orchids Set to Astound at The New York Botanical Garden’s 11th Annual Orchid Show Botanical Garden Trees Felled by Hurricane Sandy Also Incorporated Into Design of Celebrated Exhibition
Saturday, March 2 through Monday, April 22, 2013
Halloween Hoorah Tuesday–Friday, 1:30 - 5:30 pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Everett Children's Adventure Garden
Embark on a frightfully fun journey for the whole family! Creepy crawlies, pumpkin patches, and spooky scarecrows are just part of the Halloween fun. Enjoy hands-on activities, parades, and more. It’s so fun, it’s scary!
New this year: explore the paths of the Adventure Garden to discover more than 500 pumpkins carved and sculpted by Michael Anthony Natiello to create scarecrows, swans, snakes, spiders, and more. Plus, each weekend features different activities, a Halloween Parade, and freshly pressed cider (weekends, 2–5:30 pm)
Experience the thrill of opening night at The Orchid Show: On Broadway as Tony award-winning set designer Scott Pask and image maker Drew Hodges bring the allure, excitement, and glamour of the Broadway to The New York Botanical Garden.
This must-see, limited run horticultural engagement takes place in the dramatic galleries of the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Echoing elements from some of Broadway's most iconic theaters, including the Walter Kerr Theater and the New Amsterdam Theater, The Orchid Show: On Broadway showcases 5,000 dazzling specimens from one of the most distinguished orchid collections in the world.
Live at NYBG Concert Series: The Sounds of Japan October 16 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Special Event Ticket
Students of Japan native Masayo Ishigure play contemporary pieces on the koto accompanied by the shamisen. All-Garden Pass access is not included and may be purchased seperately.
The Haunted Pumpkin Garden October 1-October 30
Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more designed by artist Michael Natiello await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Youngsters play inside a ''gourd-geous'' Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, have a ''hoot'' finding out what owls eat by dissecting pellets, and look for wiggly worms under a rotting log. Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear scary costumes for daily parades through the Adventure Garden.
Creepy Creatures Weekend Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 1:00 and 3:00 pm
Ugh! Bugs! (Saturday)
Get up close to creepy crawly insects such as Madagascar hissing cockroaches, the emperor scorpion, the pink-toe tarantula, crickets, millipedes, and more.
Gone Batty! (Sunday)
Come face-to-face with a variety of bats, including the largest bat in the world, the gigantic flying fox bat from Malaysia, which has a wingspan of nearly six feet!
Spooktacular Pumpkin Party Saturday–Monday, October 8, 9, & 10, all day (Columbus Day Weekend)
Delight in the fantastical creations of master puppeteer Ralph Lee. Take part in spooky storytelling, puppet-making, and loads of creepy hands-on fun for the entire family. Enjoy seasonal treats courtesy of Whole Foods Market.
Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekends
Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23, all day
Watch master carver and two-time Food Network Challenge winner Ray Villafane transform pumpkins into monsters!
Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30, all day
See Michael Natiello transform pumpkins into amazing sculptures, releasing the beast from inside a giant pumpkin!
Spooky Nighttime Adventure Saturdays, October 22 & 29, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Grab a flashlight and explore the spooky sculptures of the Adventure Garden after dark. Trick-or-treat along the paths, and decorate a pumpkin to take home.
Kids of all ages: Non-Member $20/Member $15
Advance tickets recommended Get Your Tickets
Holiday Tree Lighting Saturday, November 19 at 4:00 - 5:15 pm
Location: At the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center
Takes place at the reflecting pool by the Visitor Center located midway across the park. Join in the Garden's official start to the winter holiday season: the lighting of magnificent conifers and a sing-along of carols. It’s an afternoon of holiday cheer that the whole family will enjoy.
Taking place once again
at the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory within the Bronx' NY
Botanical Garden is this Seasonal treat wherein all are
welcomed to enjoy the magical Holiday Train Show. With
replicas of over 100 NY Landmarks stretched across the
Conservatory (from the Statue of Liberty and Apollo Theater
to winter scenes in Central Park) all are sure to be pleased
by this stunning display as trains and trolleys travel
throughout and enter and exit tunnels and bridges.
amid evergreens and lights, it's a fantastic world sure
to enchant the whole family. And there's something new
to see every year. Additions to this year's landscape include
the Jewish Museum, a much larger interpretation of the
Brooklyn Bridge, and an historic Bronx firehouse. So begin
a new tradition with your family--Come for the magic of
this year's Holiday Train Show and return to see what new
surprises it holds."
This "sense-sational" and magical holiday
adventure beckons kids to smell, touch, and taste the
spices and other plant parts that make up a gingerbread
recipe. They'll discover that cinnamon comes from the
bark of a tree, ginger root from an underground stem,
and cloves from the bud of a clove tree. They can also
grind spices, make spicy sachets and ornaments, and decorate
New this year are the Winter Wonderland of Gingerbread
Houses in the Bendheim Global Greenhouse and a tie-in
to the popular children's story The Gingerbread Man.
There's also a display of drawings of magnified spices,
and kids can use microscopes to examine spices for their
own botanical illustrations.
Holiday Film Festival Fridays–Sundays, November 19–January 1
Enjoy holiday classics and cartoon favorites. Plus, get a behind-the- scenes look at the creation of the Holiday Train Show in a PBS documentary narrated by David Hartman and featuring exclusive interviews with designer Paul Busse.
Get exclusive access to The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc's Vertical Garden before the general public. Plus take advantage of special benefits and programming.
Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
11 am—1:30 pm
Shop in the Garden
Ask away! Roaming Garden docents and orchid experts are available to answer all of your orchid questions and to help you choose the right plant for your home.
THE VERTICAL GARDEN: FROM NATURE TO THE CITY WITH DESIGNER PATRICK BLANC
French botanist and guest designer of this year's Orchid Show Patrick Blanc talks about his travels and projects around the world and discusses the inspirations for his signature "green walls." His characteristic color-rich and living tapestries have been commissioned for cityscapes, interiors, museum exhibitions, and fashion shows worldwide. Join us as Blanc discusses his love of plants and his career that spans two decades.
Directly following this lecture, Mr. Blanc will be available to sign copies of his book The Vertical Garden: From Nature to the City, as well as Gardening Vertically: 24 Ideas for Creating Your Own Green Walls. Both books will be available for purchase at the Ross Hall.
ORCHID DEMONSTRATION: AERIAL ORCHIDS
Orchids are the acrobats of the plant world, able to perch on the tips of branches and tumble down the sides of trees. Join Sonia Uyterhoeven, Gardener for Public Education, for a view into the lives of orchids and learn how to successfully grow them.
March 25 & April 14, 10 am—6 pm
Benefits on Member Preview & Member Days:
Free parking with valid Member ID
20% off of all purchases at Shop in the Garden
10% off at both Cafes
Up to four half-price tickets for friends and family
Guest passes are accepted with valid Member ID