By: Sandra Wilson, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Sales and Leasing for our Brown Harris Stevens' Riverdale and Harlem offices.
All photos courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden unless noted.
Located in the Bronx, the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) attracts visitors from around the world with its 250 acres of scenic gardens and one-of-a-kind plant collections.
The NYBG was established in 1891 and is one of New York City’s designated National Historic Landmarks. Its regal design was inspired by the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, near London.
The result was a sprawling oasis of gardens, flowers, and shrubs in the heart of the city.
When walking through the scenic grounds of the NYBG, you encounter everything from tranquil lily ponds to vast, floral gardens bursting with color.
It features over one million plants and is home to the Thain Family Forest – the largest remaining tract of forest that once covered most of New York City.
The NYBG also hosts unique programming throughout the year, inviting visitors to learn more about its conservation efforts while showcasing art from visionaries around the world.
This year, the NYBG announced one of its most innovative installations to date: KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature.
KUSAMA is an indoor/outdoor installation featuring the work of Yayoi Kusama, a renowned Japanese contemporary artist known for her work with sculpture and installation, as well as painting and performance.
The exhibition showcases Kusama’s lifelong fascination with the natural world. It includes monumental floral sculptures, as well as an immersive “Infinity Mirrored Room” that utilizes natural light to create a unique experience for everyone who visits it.
KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature is on view through October 31, 2021.
Following the exhibition, be sure to explore the NYBG’s other attractions, such as the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and the Peggy Rockefeller Garden, which is lauded as one of the most famous, varied, and sustainable rose gardens in the country.
Sandra Wilson is both the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Sales for Brown Harris Stevens' Harlem and Riverdale offices. For more information on Sandra and her background, click here.