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Virtual Vacation: Experience the New York Botanical Garden

Friday Mar 27, 2020
Lifestyle icon and florist to the stars Jeff Leatham.
Lifestyle icon and florist to the stars Jeff Leatham.  (Source:New York Botanical Garden)

Mother Nature continues to blossom despite a global pandemic, and the New York Botanical Garden is making sure that visitors can still experience its beauty without ever leaving their homes. Stay connected through NYBG's vast digital resources, creative educational programs, and other online offerings:

The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham's Kaleidoscope
The video tour features Marc Hachadourian, NYBG's Director of Glasshouse Horticulture and Senior Curator of Orchids. Through this tour, Marc shares highlights of designer Jeff Leatham's bold vision.

Take a Virtual Walk Through NYBG's Spring Landscape
While the gates of NYBG may be closed temporarily, the garden's virtual gates are wide open. Here's a taste of spring at NYBG.

NYBG's Palm Dome Interactive Mobile Guide
The mobile guide allows virtual visitors to explore inside the palm dome with an interactive mobile guide. It's easy to virtually explore inside the Conservatory's Palms of the World Gallery and access never-before-seen views of the tops of the towering palms. There are images, videos, and audio from curators providing information about what the viewer is seeing, as well as historical images and content about the creation, maintenance, and restoration of the historic dome. Scan the QR code to get started.

Explore the Mertz Library Digital Collections
Want to explore your inner botanist? View digitized materials through JSTOR Global Plants, the world's largest database of digitized plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration, while The C.V. Starr Virtual Herbarium is the gateway to the digitized specimens of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium. Currently, 2.5 million specimen records and 1.5 million images are available. Every month, about 20,000 new records and images are added to the Mertz Library.

Spring 2020

This story is part of our special report titled "Spring 2020." Want to read more? Here's the full list.


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