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As spring unfolds, NYBG will continue to bring virtual visitors the brightness and color of the season. The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is making it easy to welcome spring at home thanks to a platform of virtual visits. Stay connected through NYBG’s vast digital resources, creative educational programs, and other online offerings

  • The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope 

NYBG kicks off a series of virtual events with a Facebook Watch Party video tour of The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope on Wednesday, March 25, at 12 p.m. EDT. The video tour will feature Marc Hachadourian, NYBG’s Director of Glasshouse Horticulture and Senior Curator of Orchids. Through this tour, Marc will show the highlights of designer Jeff Leatham’s bold vision and oversee a viewer’s live chat.

The video tour will also be available on the website.


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 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, video, and audio from our curators providing information about what the viewer is seeing. Historical images, and content about the creation, maintenance, and restoration of the historic dome. Just scan the QR code with a mobile device on the Palm Dome Interactive Mobile Guide home page.


View digitized materials about the Garden. JSTOR Global Plants is 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.