Seniors Enjoy The Beautiful Garden

One of the oldest and largest botanical gardens in the world, The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants and a National Historic Landmark with acres of gorgeous grounds, 47 gardens and plant collections such as daylilies, herbs, native plants, perennials, alpine plants, roses, annuals, magnolias, and tulips, as well as thousands of shrubs and trees. A veritable senior delight.

It spans some 250 acres of Bronx Park and is home to some of the world’s leading plant laboratories. It offers major exhibitions and flower shows throughout the year, drawing over 800,000 visitors annually. Historically, the Lorillard Family owned most of the land which later became The New York Botanical Garden.

My PhD botanist brother Steve, now deceased, would have loved the Garden with its more than a million plants on 250 acres. The Botanical Garden is a place for study and research as well as enchantment and exploration, like the Royal Botanical Kew Gardens in London where Steve spent a couple of years classifying the Queen’s royal plants.

Seniors Discover It’s Big and It’s Old

 The Garden pursues its mission through its role as a museum of living plant collections arranged in gardens and landscapes across its National Historic Landmark site and through its comprehensive education programs in horticulture and plant science as well as through the wide-ranging research programs of the International Plant Science Center.

Being a Master Gardener myself, I enjoyed the Pinterest site on the Garden that provides lots of “eye candy” for botanist fans like me. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark it continues to conserve a wide variety of plants. Seasonal flower shows, a world-renowned scientific research program, innovative children’s gardens, gardening and horticultural classes, and so much more make The New York Botanical Garden a leader in displaying, studying, and educating the public about the world of plants.

So seniors, get away from the hustle and bustle of city life by taking refuge in a peaceful NY garden. Experience the beauty of nature when you visit New york botanical gardens and enjoy the flowers, trees and exotic plants on display there. NY arboretums are a great place to spend a sunny day outdoors. A World Of Plants is currently on display for your enjoyment, so plan to visit the New York Botanical Garden when you are in the Big Apple. jeb

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