The New York Botanical Garden presents the biggest garden party around on Mother’s Day weekend!
The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for live music, games, picnicking, and more. After a significant restoration and expansion, the historic Lilac Collection reopens, making room for more Garden spots to play and relax. Make a reservation for a delicious brunch and enjoy other special activities. It’s all about mom during this weekend of music, food, family-friendly activities,
There will be games and outdoor fun for the whole family. Family activities include story readings, watercolor painting, Mother’s Day card making, and more. Hit the links on the mini-golf putting greens, and enjoy the big backyard by playing some classic games like bean bag toss and croquet.
Picnic on Daffodil Hill while enjoying the delicious offerings for sale from various food trucks, or join in on an exclusive sit-down brunch provided by STARR Events. Wine and beer will also be available for purchase to help you enjoy your afternoon in the Garden.
Daffodil Hill will also host on its stage a full lineup of family-friendly musicians and performers. You can also learn about birds and butterflies and explore the Native Plant Garden and Azalea Garden on a number fascinating tours and walks. You can participate in a live poetry reading, enjoy some light music, and spruce up your floral centerpieces with a demonstration of expert techniques, led by with the program coordinator of NYBG’s Floral Design program, Trish O’Sullivan.
Mother’s Day Weekend All-Garden Pass Pricing: $30 Adult; $27 Student/Senior; $15 Child. Children under 2: Free. Members: Free. Ticket includes all special weekend activities plus All-Garden Pass admission, which includes access to special exhibitions in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Tram Tour, and more. All-Garden Pass access is free for active Members.
The New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum and, since its founding in 1891, has served as an oasis in this busy metropolis.
As a National Historic Landmark, this 250-acre site’s verdant landscape supports over one million living plants in extensive collections. Each year more than one million visitors enjoy the Garden not only for its remarkable diversity of tropical, temperate, and desert flora, but also for programming that ranges from renowned exhibitions in the Haupt Conservatory to festivals on Daffodil Hill.
The Garden is also a major educational institution. More than 300,000 people annually—among them Bronx families, school children, and teachers—learn about plant science, ecology, and healthful eating through NYBG’s hands-on, curriculum-based programming. Nearly 90,000 of those visitors are children from underserved neighboring communities, while more than 3,000 are teachers from New York City’s public school system participating in professional development programs that train them to teach science courses at all grade levels.
NYBG operates one of the world’s largest plant research and conservation programs, with nearly 200 staff members—including 80 Ph.D. scientists—working in the Garden’s state-of-the-art molecular labs as well as in the field, where they lead programs in 49 countries.
The year 2016 marks the 125th Anniversary of the founding of The New York Botanical Garden.