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New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States

January 2014

NYBG Landscape Design Alumni Series: Landscape Design Can LEED to Sustainability

January 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is transforming the built environment, resulting in projects that meet the highest green standards for energy and water efficiency, environmentally friendly building materials, and healthy communities. LEED initially focused on the constructed environment, but through a rigorous planning and review process, the Sustainable Site Initiative will be integrated into the LEED system to expand into the landscape. Soon, projects without structures, such as gardens, parks, and plazas, will also be eligible for certification.…

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NYBG 14th Annual Winter Lecture Series: Brian J. Huntley: Kirstenbosch — The Most Beautiful Garden in Africa

January 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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Brian J. Huntley Kirstenbosch — The Most Beautiful Garden in Africa  The name Kirstenbosch resonates around the horticultural and gardening world as the home of a uniquely beautiful flora in a setting of unsurpassed beauty. Situated in the Cape Floral Kingdom at the southern tip of Africa, it is the flagship of South Africa's network of nine National Botanical Gardens. This richly illustrated lecture will describe the long history of botanical exploration in southern Africa, and the remarkable personalities and…

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March 2014

NYBG – Thomas Rainer Designing with Native Plants

March 20, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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New York Botanical Garden 14th Annual Winter Lecture Series: Thomas Rainer Designing with Native Plants This thought–provoking critique of the current approach to designing with natives will suggest an alternative: bold, modern composition based on artful interpretations of native plant communities. Even a limited palette can have the emotional power of a large landscape when it evokes our deeper associations with plants. This process of distilling native communities into striking, adaptable patterns—particularly in urban and suburban sites that have little…

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June 2014

Design as a Catalyst for Social Change: Learning from the Bronx

June 12, 2014
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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Via Verde Rooftop Garden 2014 ushers in New York City’s first new administration in twelve years, and with it, the promise of new priorities and change. Landscape design, planning, and architecture projects signal the importance of design as a key factor in New York’s evolving social and economic development. The Bronx has emerged as an exciting testing ground for this new growth and change. The morning session will be held at the New York Botanical Garden, and afternoon tours will…

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Symposium: Women and the City—From a Landscape Perspective

June 20, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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June 20 Cities are the grand challenge of the 21st century, and for over 100 years, women have played a crucial, if under-celebrated, role in shaping and adapting our urban spaces. Award-winning author and landscape historian Thaisa Way, ASLA, leads a fascinating session with four experts in landscape scholarship and practice that examines the ways women have influenced how we look at – and live in – the modern city. Speakers are Susannah C. Drake, Sonja Dümplemann, Linda Jewell, and…

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The Living Landscape: A Conversation with Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy

June 25, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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The Living Landscape: A Conversation with Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy on June 25 Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy, two of America's leading voices in sustainability and horticulture, are on a mission to inspire home gardens that are full of life and integrated with their surrounding environments. In an in-depth conversation tied to their new book The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden, Darke and Tallamy will share their insights on beauty and biodiversity, plants and…

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January 2015

NYBG Winter Lecture Series: Louis Benech: The Graceful Garden

January 29, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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15th Annual Winter Lecture Series: Le Jardin Français For many, the phrase "French garden" conjures up a distinct look and feel—geometric yet romantic, with symmetry and order at the heart of every design. This year's exceptional lineup features a trio of premier garden designers and stewards who are reinterpreting classic and contemporary landscapes, both large and small, across France and beyond. Join us as Louis Benech, Alexandre de Vogüé, and Robert Mallet share their cultural insights and practical methods, along…

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February 2015

NYBG Winter Lecture Series: Alexandre De Vogüé: Vaux le Vicomte: From Le Nôtre to Today

February 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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15th Annual Winter Lecture Series: Le Jardin Français For many, the phrase "French garden" conjures up a distinct look and feel—geometric yet romantic, with symmetry and order at the heart of every design. This year's exceptional lineup features a trio of premier garden designers and stewards who are reinterpreting classic and contemporary landscapes, both large and small, across France and beyond. Join us as Louis Benech, Alexandre de Vogüé, and Robert Mallet share their cultural insights and practical methods, along…

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March 2015

NYBG Winter Lecture Series: Gardens of Meaning – Robert Mallet

March 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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15th Annual Winter Lecture Series: Le Jardin Français For many, the phrase "French garden" conjures up a distinct look and feel—geometric yet romantic, with symmetry and order at the heart of every design. This year's exceptional lineup features a trio of premier garden designers and stewards who are reinterpreting classic and contemporary landscapes, both large and small, across France and beyond. Join us as Louis Benech, Alexandre de Vogüé, and Robert Mallet share their cultural insights and practical methods, along…

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April 2015

NYBG Film Screening and Panel – Jens Jensen: The Living Green

April 22, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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This Earth Day, get inspired to take action with this award-winning film celebrating Danish-born Jens Jensen (1860-1951), who rose from street sweeper to "dean of landscape architects" and pioneering conservationist. When he arrived penniless in Chicago in 1885, it was a fast-growing city teeming with urban squalor. Rejecting the neo- classical vision of the 1893 Columbian Exposition, Jensen joined Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan in taking the prairie as inspiration for a new city design. In his parks, workers'…

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September 2015

NYBG Native Plants Summit

September 18, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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Join NYBG for the Native Plants Summit: Current Status, Conservation, and Outlook for Plants of the NortheastFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Featuring Presentations, a Lunch Break, and Panel Discussion ROSS HALL $30 Member/$35 Non-Member (includes box lunch) $20 Member/$25 Non-Member (lunch not included) Generous support for the Summit has been provided by two NYBG Board Members. Illustration: Dragon's Mouth (Arethusa bulbosa) © Bobbi Angell. Native to northeastern North America, this orchid species has declined dramatically in the past few…

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SAH Study Day at the New York Botanical Garden

September 25, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:15 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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$199.00

This Society of Architectural Historians Study Day offers participants a comprehensive, insider tour of The New York Botanical Garden, one of America’s most renowned urban green spaces, including its historic buildings and rare collections. Participants will have the opportunity to view original maps, drawings, and watercolor renderings of the Garden in the Mertz Library, led by Vanessa Sellers, coordinator of the Humanities Institute, and Stephen Sinon, head of Information Services and Archives, Mertz Library. Architect Susan T. Rodriguez, FAIA, partner…

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January 2016

NYBG Lecture Series: Modern Gardens: The Essence of Nature

January 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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16th Annual Winter Lecture Series: Ulf Nordfjell: Modern Gardens: The Essence of Nature Botanist and landscape architect and designer Ulf Nordfjell has won worldwide acclaim and created new interest in Swedish garden design with his cool, elegant designs that combine clean and uncompromising lines, native materials, and subtle, sustainable plantings. "Gardens are to be celebrated as one of the most complex forms of culture," he says, "as they unify architecture, nature, and art." Raised in northern Sweden as the son…

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February 2016

NYBG Lecture Series: Gardening in the Round

February 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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16th Annual Winter Lecture Series: Sarah Price: Gardening in the Round One of Britain's most prominent and distinctive garden designers, Sarah Price achieved worldwide recognition for her work as co-designer of the 2012 Gardens at London's Olympic Park, where 12,000 plants from 250 species give visitors an immersive journey through the United Kingdom's plant history. Price's training in fine art and her lifelong love of wild and natural environments are reflected in her gardens, which have an immersive quality often…

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March 2016

NYBG Lecture Series: The Art of Making Gardens

March 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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16th Annual Winter Lecture Series: Luciano Giubbilei: The Art of Making Gardens Luciano Giubbilei was born in Siena, Italy, and went to London in 1994 to study before establishing his own garden design practice. Today his award-winning Luciano Giubbilei Design works in close and constant dialogue with architects, plantsmen, craftsmen, and selected specialists on projects that include private gardens, rural landscapes, and institutional spaces. Giubbilei's gardens are known for their understated elegance and serenity, defined by light and influenced by…

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January 2017

NYBG: The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer

January 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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17th Annual Winter Lecture Series: The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer "A three-dimensional work of ever-changing art" and "planted to perfection" Chanticleer has been called America's most romantic, imaginative and exciting public garden. Left to be a public garden in 1990 by Adolph Rosengarten, Jr., who first called it a "pleasure garden," Chanticleer has evolved into a learning garden as well—a source of inspiration to home gardeners. The beautiful grounds encompass 15 distinct garden "rooms," with creative, impressionist plantings seamlessly…

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February 2017

NYBG: The New Perennial Movement at Hermannshof Gardens

February 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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17th Annual Winter Lecture Series: The New Perennial Movement at Hermannshof Gardens Over the past 30 years, Hermannshof, the acclaimed public garden nestled in the hills north of Heidelberg, has broken new ground and set trends with its innovative blend of ecology, artistry, and imagination. Hermannshof's dynamic mix of unique perennials and naturalistic grasses arranged by habitat and origin-woods, prairie, steppe, pond edge, dry meadow-creates an all-season kaleidoscope that is inspired by nature, without replicating it. Director Cassian Schmidt has…

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March 2017

NYBG: Gardening at Great Dixter

March 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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17th Annual Winter Lecture Series: Gardening at Great Dixter Great Dixter-a Tudor house with its innovative and provocative Arts and Crafts garden was the family home of legendary gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd. His creativity and enthusiasm brought it to splendor in the mid-20th century, making it a destination for horticultural pilgrims from around the world. While Dixter is famous for its clever succession plantings, effusive herbaceous long border and naturalized meadow areas, the kitchen garden is also an integral…

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July 2018

NYBG – 2018 SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAMS

July 9, 2018
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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The Summer Intensives at The New York Botanical Garden is an accelerated program covering multiple subject areas of interest to designers, taught by expert instructors, including NYBG horticulturists. Programs in Floral Design, Landscape Design, and Gardening are planned, as well as individual classes in Botanical Art & Illustration and Horticultural Therapy. Classes begin in July.   To learn more and register: REGISTER NOW  Questions about the Intensives? Call 718.817.8747 or e-mail [email protected]    

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October 2018

NYBG: Landscape Design Student and Alumni Series

October 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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$29 – $35

Select Tuesdays Throughout Fall and Winter; 1–3 p.m. Come hear award-winning and nationally renowned professionals share their expertise. These popular afternoon lectures coincide with monthly morning meetings of the Landscape Design Students and Alumni Association. All are welcome to register. CEUs available: APLD and LA CES For more information and to register, please visit:  https://www.nybg.org/event/landscape-design-students-alumni-series-2018/

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May 2019

SPROUT LANDS: WILLIAM BRYANT LOGAN WITH ROBIN WALL KIMMERER

May 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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$25 – $29

William Bryant Logan is an arborist on the faculty at NYBG and the award-winning author of four books. His most recent, Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees, is a poetic and practical global journey to rediscover and celebrate the lost traditions of tree pruning that sustained human life and culture for millennia, a time when the responsible, reciprocal relationship between humans and trees created the healthiest, most sustainable, most diverse woodlands we have ever known. Lecture followed by conversation…

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September 2019

Roberto Burle Marx Exhibit at NYBG with ASLA-NY

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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$15 – $28

On Sunday, September 8, join ASLA-NY as we visit Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden.  Our group will include ASLA members, students, and renowned Burle Marx expert Catherine Seavitt Nordenson. We will meet at the Moshulu Entrance Ticket Window at 10am sharp! Registration required, please submit registration form below by 1:30pm 9/6! Directions: (https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Manhattan/New-York-Botanical-Garden) Parking: NYBG Main Entrance or Railroad Botanical Garden Station Parking Garage (Fees apply)    Brazilian Modern: The…

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