Celebrate Earth Day @ NYBG‏

Submitted by ub on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:19

The Garden will be open on Earth Day, Monday, April 22—and what better place to celebrate than Nature's Showplace! This year brings another full day of fun in the sun, outdoor activities, and more. And now through April 20, Sprinkles Cupcakes is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from their vanilla cupcakes to the Garden. Since 2008 Sprinkles has raised $50,300 for environmental care. Stop in at their Lexington Avenue location and know you are eating for a great cause. Earth Day weekend is also the final weekend of The Orchid Show—don't miss your last chance to experience this dazzling spectacle. Get tickets.

Events and Activities
Little Landscapes
10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

Look closely at a wide array of artistic and scientific terrariums, and create your own rocky, mossy, or floral world in a jar to take home. Discover the biodiversity of the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden and its pond and wetland through water sample investigations, microscopes, and interactions explained.

How to Compost your Kitchen Food Scraps with Worms—Drop-in Family Workshop
12–2 p.m.; Everett Children's Adventure Garden

See how easy it is to recycle your food scraps by composting them in a home worm bin! See what a working worm bin looks like, learn the basics for sustaining this Earth-friendly ecosystem, and get the practical tips, advice, and encouragement you need to begin composting at home.

TREES TOUR 12:30 p.m.; meet at the Reflecting Pool in the Visitor Center
What makes a tree notable? It could be its size, its bark, its uses, or a variety of other features. Some of our trees have been here since before the Garden was formally established in 1891. Join one of the Garden's guides for a tour highlighting some of the most interesting trees across this historic 250-acre site.

Little Landscapes Workshop
1–2 p.m. or 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Children will get an introduction to building terrariums with the help of experts from Brooklyn’s Twig Terrariums. With the choice of an adventure- or fantasy-themed figurine, these customized terrariums will be exciting to create and bring home. Get tickets at

1:30–5:30 p.m., Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden

Learn all about our slimy friends and how they are hard at work in the garden. Sift nutritious worm compost to take home for your houseplants.

NYC Compost Project in the Bronx
2–4 p.m.; Home Gardening Center

Stop by for free tip sheets, pamphlets, and workshop schedules designed to help gardeners increase their horticultural, composting, and recycling knowledge. Master Com-posters with the NYC Compost Project in the Bronx will provide you with the practical tips, advice, and encouragement you need to take composting to the next level, whether you are just starting out or have been digging in for years.

2 & 3 p.m.; in the Conservatory Green-school

Explore the diverse world of orchids! Join Sonia Uyterhoeven, Gardener for Public Education, as she discusses the basics of orchid care and how to choose and successfully grow these exotic plants.

2:30 p.m.; meet at the Reflecting Pool in the Visitor Center

Experience the beauty of the Garden's 50-acre Thain Family Forest on this walking tour with an expertly trained guide. You'll learn facts about the trees, history, geology, and ecology of this original, uncut woodland.

Directions and Parking
Easy to reach by Bronx River Parkway (exit 7W); on Metro-North Railroad to Botanical Garden Station; or on the 4, B, and D subway lines to Bedford Park Blvd. Station
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DAYS - Hours
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Please confirm hours on the day of your visit by calling 718.817.8700.
The New York Botanical Garden | 2900 Southern Boulevard | Bronx, NY 10458