“Metro-North probably is one of the easiest ways to get to the gardens, and if you had any question about that, there is even a video on youtube that explains how easy it is to get there.”—I Ride the Harlem Line - Tuesday Tour of the Harlem Line: Botanical Garden
“Yesterday after a 30 minute walk in the snow the Caribbean Garden exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden was a great place to spend a couple of hours observing the play between light and plants. If you want a dose of warm weather and tropical color, head on over to the Caribbean Garden exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden.”—Bronx News Network - Tropical Color in the Bronx
“Could airport security gardens be the wave of the future? (“Please have photo ID and boarding pass ready and walk past the rhododenrons.”) How about a defensive line of bomb-sniffing tulips in Central Park in New York, or at the local shopping mall’s indoor waterfall, or lining the streets of Baghdad?”—The New York Times - Plants That Earn Their Keep
A Caribbean break Even though winter is our favorite season (we can wear cardigans for three months straight!), it is nice to get a break from the chilly weather. The New York Botanical Garden offers the perfect respite with its Caribbean Garden which features an array of plants native to the Caribbean islands, such as orchids and banana trees. But don’t get too excited: It may be about 70°F in the garden, but it’s still frigid outside, so leave the shorts at home
“For this year’s holidays, my daughter-in-law’s brother gave me the book “Thoughtful Gardening” by Robin Lane Fox. I had not heard about this book and when I saw that it was a book written by a British gardener about British gardens, my first thought was maybe I should exchange it. But I love to read and the more I looked through the book, the more interesting it seemed; especially since the President of the New York Botanical Garden and one of my favorite garden book writers, Penelope Hobhouse, highly recommended “Thoughtful Gardening.”—The Garden Lad - Great Gardening Book: Thoughtful Gardening by Robin Lane Fox
Director of the Garden’s Children’s Gardening Program, Annie Novak will deliver the Westchester Land Trust’s “Food, Land, Sustainability” lecture in the Donnelley Theatre in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center on Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m. at Sarah Lawrence College.
“The Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden is New York like you’ve never seen it before. Sunday, Jan. 9, is the last day to catch the 19th annual show and it’s really worth the trip to see the 1/2 –mile track of G-scale model trains puffing through a botanical city … It’s pure magic for children, and parents, alike.”—The Caldwells Patch - What to Do Now That the Holidays Are Over