Tuesday, May 26, 2015

An Oasis in NYC

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the New York Botanical Gardens to view their current exhibition of Frida Kahlo's work. It was the opening weekend of the exhibition and the gardens were bustling with visitors. While Frida's work is always a treasure to admire, I couldn't help but to be in awe of the Gardens themselves.  Next time you're in NYC,  give yourself a day to explore the vast gardens and fall in love all over again with the 'Big Apple'; with over one million living plants on 250 acres, the gardens are from a horticulturist's dream.

 Rock Garden
Miniature Alpine Gardens
Rock Garden View 1

Rock Garden View 2
Plants in the Rock Garden: on the Left: Large Yellow Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium parviflorun)
Azalea Garden
Looking up at the stunning Conservatory dome

Conservatory View 1

Conservatory View 2

Conservatory View 3
Conservatory View 4

Conservatory View 5

Lily Pads in the Aquatic House

Hanging ferns and vines in the Aquatic House
Peonies on the walk to the Conservatory

To visit the Gardens: http://www.nybg.org/The Frida Kahlo Exhibition: http://www.nybg.org/frida/

  • May 16- November 1

 The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and the following Mondays:

  • January 19 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
  • February 16 (Presidents' Day)
  • April 6 (Spring Break/Passover/Easter Monday)
  • May 25 (Memorial Day)
  • September 7 (Labor Day)
  • October 12 (Columbus Day)
  • December 14 (Holiday Train Show)
  • December 21 (Holiday Train Show)
  • December 28 (Holiday Train Show)

The Garden is closed on Mondays with the exception of the dates listed above. It is also closed on November 26, 2015 (Thanksgiving) and December 25, 2015 (Christmas).
 Keep Exploring! xo, The Bayou Botanist

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