The Corpse Flower Blooms & Collapses

The Corpse Flower at the New York Botanical Garden is truly a once in a lifetime experience. The last time NYBG saw the flower bloom was 1939.  Check out this time lapse video of the flower as it blooms and collapses.  During its short peak, it smells like rotting flesh thus giving it the name Corpse Flower. 


A Taste of Italy In The Bronx


SAT | SEPT 5 | 9am-3:30pm | $30
The Italian Culinary Tour begin at the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden at The New York Botanical Garden for a walk through the Global Gardens and vegetable plots. Visit Arthur Avenue, the “Little Italy” of the Bronx, and learn how to make cheese.

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Orchids For Spring

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With spring just around the corner,  the 13th annual Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden will definitely get you in the mood.  Featuring floral presentations through hanging baskets, living columns, and a huge star-shaped chandelier overflowing with hundreds of plants, enjoy an enchanted stroll through the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.  The show features special programs and Orchid Evenings during the show.  Check the website for listings.

BRONX GREEN-UP: Pruning Practices Jan. 3

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Pruning Practice
Instruction and practice pruning small trees and shrubs. Dress warmly! Tools provide.

Saturday, January 3 • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. • Risse Street Community Garden • 10 Risse Street, triangular space between Grand Concourse, Jerome Avenue, and Mosholu Parkway

Pre-registration recommended. To reserve your place or for more information, please contact Bronx Green-Up at 718.817.8026 or Be aware that space is limited for some events; priority will be given to members of Bronx Green-Up gardens and NYC Compost Project sites in the Bronx.

Friends of Van Cortlandt Park East Clean Up Event Nov. 15


Volunteers are needed on Saturday November 15th from 10am to 1pm to help clean up the edge of the park along Van Cortlandt Park East just north of Kepler Ave. We will be removing invasive plants, trimming shrubs and planting native plants including bulbs. Meet at Van Cortlandt Park East and Kepler Avenue.

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The Edible Harvest Academy Harvest Festival At NYBG Sept 27 & 28

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A program of The New York Botanical Gardens, the Edible Academy offers comprehensive hands-on educational programs that help children and their families learn to grow and prepare vegetables, fruits, and herbs. In an age where city dwellers grow gardens in tiny apartments, on rooftops and in schoolyards, the Edible Academy can help foster sustainable and healthy living practices right here in Riverdale.

On Sunday Sept 28th, chef Mario Batali will design a picnic menu and offer cooking demonstrations with Top Chef finalist Carla Hall.

Click here for three ways to enjoy the harvest festival weekend. For more information about the Edible Academy and its sponsors please visit here.