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What's Beautiful Now at NYBG (late November, early December)?

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2016  |  12 Views

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Rose Garden

Still awash in color as modern rose hybrids take center stage, this garden shines through October. You’ll also see annuals like Angelonia Angelface® Blue and Euphorbia Diamond Frost® spilling over each other in early autumn abundance.


Perennial Garden

This garden has put on its fall display, so make sure to stop by and see lovely combinations of grasses, salvia, and asters. This is also a wonderful time to revisit some favorites for their fall foliage, especially the oakleaf hydrangeas and Amsonia.


Native Plant Garden

Fall in the Native Plant Garden means rich autumnal colors. Dogwoods, black sourgums light up the canopy, while winterberry and chokeberry display their cheerful fruit and asters bloom bright.


Azalea Garden

A rich herbaceous layer catches your eye with interesting textures, shapes, and colors. Gentian, asters, and an array of grasses all provide interesting notes beneath the soaring fall canopy of the Azalea Garden.


The Thain Family Forest

The forest canopy is ablaze right now in autumnal hues, with its dramatic yellows, oranges, reds, and burgundies on display.


Tree of the Week: Liquidambar styraciflua  –  sweetgum

At the bottom of the Azalea Garden you can look up into the canopy to see a large sweetgum that is turning shades of deep purple, maroon, and orange. This tree is a staff favorite and traditionally gives one of the most spectacular fall foliage displays in the garden.


Perennial of the Week: Cyclamen hederifolium – hardy cyclamen

Charming upswept flowers in pink or white dance just inches off of the ground, making a beautiful effect when surrounded by colorful fallen leaves. Soon dark green leaves richly patterned in silver will emerge and remain throughout the winter until late spring. Plant in dappled shade with good drainage and enjoy their show for years to come. See them now in the Rock Garden and the Azalea Garden. 

For a "What's Beautiful Now" self-guided tour map please follow this link.

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