This Weekend: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room

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cherry blossoms nybgThe Antique Garden Furniture Fair opens to the public this weekend, with a full roster of exciting talks and booksignings! Come peruse the wares in the Conservatory Tent throughout Saturday and Sunday, including our own Specialty Plant Sale. For home decor inspiration, visit our series of fascinating QA sessions with visiting experts. Even better, home delivery is available for all purchases.

It is also quite a weekend for art lovers at the Garden with our Triennial exhibition, Weird, Wild, Wonderful open to great acclaim. Prepare to be amazed by how the most talented botanical artists interpret the world’s most bizarre-looking plants in the Ross Gallery.

There are still plenty of ways for children to enjoy the Garden this weekend as well. Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens will use the growing season to guide kids through an exploration of Italian heirloom vegetables to encourage healthy and delicious eating. Dig! Plant! Grow! returns with a new program, too, investigating Wild Wiggly Worms and how they help gardens flourish.

The grounds are enjoying a truly spectacular blooming season. The magnolia and cherry trees are flowering at the same time, blanketing the Garden in white and pink. Click through for our weekend programs, including the Antique Garden Furniture Fair!


Saturday, April 26

Cheryr Blossoms Enid A Haupt Conservatory

Antique Garden Furniture Fair with Specialty Plant Sale — 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
In the Conservatory Tent

Long held as the country’s most renowned stage for authentic garden antiques and rarities, the Antique Garden Furniture Fair returns to The New York Botanical Garden with an expansive collection of ornament, decorative art, and timeless furniture for the home and garden. More than 30 established exhibitors display centuries of classic design inspiration gathered from across the United States and Europe. Acquiring a large or heavy piece? Home delivery can be arranged for any items purchased during the Antique Garden Furniture Fair.

Special Programs:

Planning a Children’s Garden—11 a.m.
QA with Barbara Israel of Barbara Israel Garden Antiques
In Booth #9
How to create and decorate a section of your garden and make it appealing to young children

Bringing the Outdoors In—1 p.m.
QA with Jeffrey Henkel of Jeffrey Henkel Antiques
In Booth #25
When you bring the outdoors inside you are giving the interior space a warmer more livable feeling by introducing exterior architectural and sculptural objects which have taken on years of natural patination and character.

Building and Displaying a Personal Collection—3 p.m.
QA with Tom Preston of David Bell Antiques
In Booth #17
Address the personal passion and joy of finding pieces for a collection, the strength in numbers in a group of these objects, and creative and unique ways to display them.

Bird Walk – 11 a.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert to learn about bird-friendly habitats, migrating species, and birds that make a permanent home at the Garden.

Azalea Garden Tour – 12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

Join us for a guided tour of the 11-acre site that offers an encyclopedic collection of the world’s azaleas planted along a broad hillside punctuated by rock outcrops and shaded by mature native trees.

Native Plant Garden Tour – 2:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

Join a tour guide for an insider’s view of the newly designed Native Plant Garden. Enjoy a mosaic of nearly 100,000 native trees, wildflowers, ferns and grasses designed to flourish in every season.


Sunday, April 27

orange tulip purple flowers

Antique Garden Furniture Fair with Specialty Plant Sale — 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
In the Conservatory Tent

Long held as the country’s most renowned stage for authentic garden antiques and rarities, the Antique Garden Furniture Fair returns to The New York Botanical Garden with an expansive collection of ornament, decorative art, and timeless furniture for the home and garden. More than 30 established exhibitors display centuries of classic design inspiration gathered from across the United States and Europe. Acquiring a large or heavy piece? Home delivery can be arranged for any items purchased during the Antique Garden Furniture Fair.

Special Programs:

The Garden Sculpture of Emile Taugordeau—11 a.m.
QA with Barry Dobinsky of Schorr Dobinsky
In Booth #28
Emile Taugordeau was a mid 20th century folk art sculptor who’s life’s work created his “Jardin Biologique” filled with fanciful figures of animals, people, and buildings.

Whimsy in the Garden—1 p.m.
QA with Judy Milne of Judith and James Milne, At Home Antiques
In Booth #7
Keeping your garden a source of joy even when there is nothing in bloom.

Identifying and Understanding Antique Garden Furniture—3 p.m.
QA with Bruce Emmons of The Village Braider
In Booth #20
An overview of materials, surface and aging.

Azalea Garden Tour – 12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

Join us for a guided tour of the 11-acre site that offers an encyclopedic collection of the world’s azaleas planted along a broad hillside punctuated by rock outcrops and shaded by mature native trees.

Native Plant Garden Tour – 2:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

Join a tour guide for an insider’s view of the newly designed Native Plant Garden. Enjoy a mosaic of nearly 100,000 native trees, wildflowers, ferns and grasses designed to flourish in every season.

 


Ongoing Children’s Programs

Everett Childrens Adventure Garden

Outdoor Nature Exploration: Spring Fun – 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
In the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

With the Adventure Garden in spring color, pot up a seed to take home, go on a plant-part scavenger hunt, and have fun spotting frogs and turtles.

Dig! Plant! Grow!: Wild, Wiggly Worms – 1:30–5:30 p.m.
In the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden

Rise and shine Family Garden! Help get the garden off to a good start by sowing seeds, planting seedlings, spreading compost, and digging. Observe the rapid changes and new growth on the trees, shrubs, and bulbs in our meadow, and explore germination of seeds up close with microscopes and magnifiers.

Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens – 1:30 – 6 p.m.
In the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden

Kids can explore with Mario’s Menu Mystery game, featuring favorite vegetables and herbs from nine of his restaurants’ kitchens, including Otto and Del Posto.

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