What's Beautiful Now at NYBG (late March)?
Benenson Ornamental Conifers: This beautiful collection of unusual and rare trees can be enjoyed all year long, especially in the winter when the other gardens have been put to bed. Make sure to pay a visit and see the wonderful range of colors and shapes that these trees have achieved.
Arthur and Janet Ross Conifer Arboretum: The oldest collection of trees on our landscape, the Ross Conifer Arboretum was planted in the early 1900s. A stroll through this collection will bring you past magnificent specimens that can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Thain Family Forest: Take a few moments to walk the forest trails and disappear into the oasis of this charming, wooded landscape. With the sounds of the city fading with every step, you will begin to notice the wonderful subtleties the old growth forest has to offer. Undismayed by the fickle weather, the forest swells with the sounds of excited birds flitting from tree to tree and small critters rustling about in the understory.
Tree of the Week: Birch Collection
The Birch Collection is nestled within the Ross Conifer Arboretum along the path between Garden Way and Perennial Garden Way where their trunks are highlighted against a backdrop of dark green conifer needles. In late winter and early spring, their lovely white exfoliating bark brightens up the landscape on even the cloudiest of days. Look for recent additions of new varieties like Betula ‘Rocky Mountain Splendor’, a more pest-resistant hybrid, and Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Forest Blush’, named for its interesting bark which displays a pinkish hue.