What you'll do
We will explore various indoor gardens in controlled climates including tropical and subtropical rainforests, acquatic gardens, desert landscapes, and special exhbits including Roberto Burle Marx's Brazilian exhibit which is a garden wide exhibit running from June 8, 2019-September 29, 2019. The walk will also highlight several outdoor conifer landscapes showcasing Blue Spruces, Dwarf Conifers and Dawn Redwoods. A nature walk through the native forest will highlight various speices of trees and animals including woodpeckers, bluejays, cardinals, squirrels, chipmunks, hawks, owls, etc. We will explore parts of the Bronx river and discuss how it powered a mill manufacturing tobacco many years ago. This area was inhabited by Lenape Indians many years ago.. This is a seasonal nature walk offered throughout the year and will showcase various landscapes during summer, spring, winter, and fall seasons. Each season has something unique to experience. Although the landscapes may change with the seasons as is the case with the fall foliage, spring blossoms, summer lushness, and winter snowfall, many of the varities of trees and bushes are permanent to the gardens collections.
I have been a member of the New York Botanical Gardens for over 20 years and have spent much time studying the various trees plants and flowers. I have experienced the gardens diverse and seasonal exhibits in all seasons including winter, spring, Sumner, and fall. I am able to identify rare plants, flowers and trees as well as birds and other mammals. I enjoy nature and think that it can help people get out of themselves and relax. I especially enjoy the tropical rainforests in the landmark conservatory. I also enjoy the native woodlands/forest which is the last standing untouched forest in NYC.
All access passes
Where you'll be
Haupt Conservatory, native forest, perennial garden, two ornamental conifers sections and library. In addition, seasonal gardens such as the azalea garden, rose garden, crabapple collection, cherry tree collections, lilac collections, and maple collection will be showcased during the nature walk.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests aged 16 and up can attend.
Comfortable shoes, sun hat and sunblock. In the event of inclement weather day of contact host for instructions
NY Botanical Gardens Nature Walk
£16 / personNew experience
£16 / person