new york botanical garden

How do giant pumpkins get so big? Hard work, water and seaweed

Pumpkins are among the royalty of the fruit world. Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte is the 21st-century equivalent of the Fall Equinox, jack o’ lanterns are an entire art form, and we haven’t even started talking about pies. But decorative gourds are not the only squashes grown for...

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 8:41pm

When will the New York Botanical Garden corpse flower bloom?

Update on June 27: The New York Botanical Garden announced at 7:35 a.m. that its corpse flower has begun to bloom, so make your excuses to your boss and head up to the Bronx! The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory will be open for extended hours on Wednesday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., including...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:13am

PHOTOS: Georgia O'Keeffe's Hawaii blooms in the Bronx

People come back from Hawaii different than when they left. Previously serious, Type A people start talking about getting closer to nature, questioning why we’re all working so hard and prioritizing happiness. It happened to Georgia O’Keeffe — that much is clear from the series...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:34am

The best fall festivals in New York City

Many of us didn’t wait until the start of fall on Sept. 21 to bust out the sweaters and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Now that it’s officially here, there’s tons of seasonal fun kicking off with apple harvests, pumpkin patches and fall festivals right in the city and just a short trip...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 1:48am

Everything that must be on your 2017 NYC summer bucket list

There’s nothing quite like New York City in the summer. With so much going on across the five boroughs from June to September, where do you even begin? We did the hard work for you and came up with the ultimate 2017 summer bucket list for our fair city. Visit the Bronx Zoo Zoos don...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 1:01pm

5 amazing flower-themed events for spring

All over the city, people just can’t stop Instagramming — and for once, it’s not what’s on their plate. Springtime in New York is all about the gorgeous blooms popping up all over the city, from our streets to urban parks coming back to life. On every block and in every...

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:36pm

Chihuly at the NY Botanical Garden is a waking dream

There’s no better setting for Dale Chihuly’s larger-than-life glass sculptures than a garden, and after more than 10 years they’re back in New York City’s grandest showcase. Opening on April 22, “Chihuly” brings 20 of his dreamy rainbow-hued sculptures to the...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:22pm