Bonus: The NYBG is a Welcoming Paradise for Child Education
Casa Mono’s Andy Nusser and Nare Kande build a peach parfait.
Children are embraced at the NYBG, and they are also put to work. The Edible Academy, for example, at the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, encourages children and adults to “play in the dirt,” growing and harvesting vegetables under watchful staff eyes. Kid-friendly recipes and cooking demonstrations help them prepare what they’ve grown. “Children tend their own plots,” says Edible Academy Director Toby Adams, “and discover the joys of eating food they’ve grown themselves.”
Will Martin and Caitlin return an earthworm to its home.
Always present, the Haupt’s lily ponds take on a Frida flavor in the company of her exhibit.
The New York Botanical Garden is located at 2900 Southern Boulevard, The Bronx, reachable by Metro-North Railroad, subway, or car. It is open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday, and holiday Mondays. Hours are typically 10AM to 6PM. Many levels of membership, starting at $40, are offered with an array of benefits.