Three Good Reasons to Visit the Botanical Garden Before Summer’s End

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The New York Botanical Garden, with its more than 250 acres and leading plant laboratories, is one of the most prominent gardens in the United States and abroad. The garden, located in the Bronx area of New York City attracts nearly one million visitors annually, and it’s no wonder, as the expansive green space offers not only stunning visual appeal, but also education and art-based events throughout the year.

Right now, there are three fantastic exhibits at the Botanical Garden, but as with the change of seasons, these programs are soon about to transition into new, more autumn-centric displays. Happily, you still have time to see them, which gives you three good reasons to visit the Botanical Garden before summer ends. Here is what you will find at the New York Botanical Garden right now:

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One of the giant sculptures from “Four Seasons”
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“Wild Medicine: Healing Plants Around the World, Featuring the Italian Renaissance Garden.” This exhibit allows visitors to discover how cultures around the world rely on plants for literally anything and everything. Here you’ll find not only a recreation of Europe’s first botanical garden but engaging science adventures for children, and rare herbal books. On display until September 8th.

“Four Seasons.” This exhibit can be found in the Conservatory Courtyard, where you can see an installation of four sculptures, each evoking the spirit of every season. The sculptures stand more than fifteen feet high and were created by contemporary artist Philip Haas. On display until October 27th.

“The Edible Garden.” This exhibit is fun to visit for adults and children, and includes cooking demonstrations, daily family-friendly activities, and hands-on gardening. You’ll find “The Edible Garden,” a seasonal summer treat, in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden. Open until October, 2013.

Have fun enjoying the last few weeks of summer with a trip to the beautiful Botanical Garden!

About Alex Holt

I am a local artist from Brooklyn, NY. I love art, design, books, photography, gardening and blogging.
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