Throughout history, mankind has relied on grains as food, flowers as a source of beauty and happiness, and trees as a place to hide clubhouses full of illegal games of marbles. Learn about our leafy friends with today’s Groupon to The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get one All-Garden Pass (up to a $20 value).
- For $18, you get two All-Garden Passes (up to a $40 value).
- For $35, you get four All-Garden Passes (up to an $80 value).<p>
All options include a 50% discount on registration for one class, ranging in price from $30 to $550, at the Garden in the Bronx and Midtown Education Center through April 1, 2012.
Walking paths meander through The New York Botanical Garden’s 50 distinct gardens, where the sound of whispering leaves and dripping water drifts from plants that originate from around the globe. Guests prowl through the Caribbean Garden (January 21–February 26) in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, where tropical trees, vibrant flowers, and thriving foliage lock in warmth and draw eyes away from the rippling emerald ecosystems housed within. Youngsters also appreciate flora as they wander the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden’s maze, and hands-on activities help kids learn that burying plants alive isn’t horrifying at all.
The New York Botanical Garden also offers classes and seminars, such as Floral Design Fundamentals, a prerequisite for more advanced classes on the Basics of Wedding Design, and introductory courses in plant science and herbal medicine. Basic, intermediate, and advanced-level classes are available, as well as classes with Master specialists and one-day, hands-on workshops. Classes range in price ($30–$550), and Groupon purchasers will receive 50% off one class of their choice. The Midtown Education Center, where adult education classes are available, is located at 20 West 44th Street, New York, New York 10036.
The New York Botanical Garden
Founded by husband-and-wife botanists Nathaniel Lord Britton and Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton in 1891, the New York Botanical Garden has been a destination of natural beauty for generations of New York residents and beyond.
With spring currently blanketing the city with color, garden staffers spend their days busily preparing for 2014's packed festival season. May brings the sound of popped corks during Wine in the Native Plants Garden, giving guests the chance to take a leisurely tour. The festivities continue in June, when 4,000 blooming flowers herald the beginning of the Rose Garden Celebration. Of course, it's not all delicate flowers. The Big Backyard BBQ & Music Festival on Father's Day weekend lets guests celebrate dad with chipper tunes and food samples.
These festive occasions all support the garden's mission is to be "an advocate for the plant kingdom." Much like the Brittons, today's staffers aim to lead the charge to document every species of plant and fungus on the planet. Varied terrains unfurl across its 250 acres, including rolling hills, waterfalls, and 50 acres of the forest that once blanketed New York City. In addition to native plants, rotating exhibitions and family events give visitors a reason to come back every season.
2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, New York 10458