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What's Beautiful Now at NYBG? (Week of May 8, 2017)

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Photograph of Azalea garden

Azalea Garden

The Spring crescendo of white, coral, pink, and purple azalea blossoms here in the Azalea Garden is one of NYBG’s most striking seasonal spectacles. Alongside the azaleas and rhododendrons, you’ll find swathes of Anemone nemorosa ‘Alba Plena’, Erythronium americanum, and various Epimedium.

Rock Garden

This garden is awash in color, and the display can change daily and even hourly on a sunny day.

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Crabapple Collection

Our crabapples are bursting with color this week! This collection traces along the edges of Daffodil Hill.

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Auricula Theater

Pots of charming primroses grace their own special theatre as we carry on a tradition from Victorian England. Located in the Nancy Bryan Luce Herb Garden.

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Tree Peony Collection

Enormous flowers in many colors grace these shrubs this week. Not to be missed!

Matelich Anniversary Peony Collection: This diverse herbaceous peony collection is starting it’s show. Early bloomers in coral, red, white and yellow get the season off to an elegant start.

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Lilac Collection

Our Lilac Collection is filled with color and fragrance this week as these old-fashioned favorites strut their stuff.

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Tree of the Week: Aesculus × carnea, red horse-chestnut

Upright clusters of dark pink blossoms fill the canopies of two red-horse chestnut cultivars, ‘Briotii’ and ‘Ft. McNair’, along Conservatory Drive near the Ross Conifer Arboretum. The large leaves of horse-chestnuts are made up of five smaller leaflets and add bold texture to the landscape. Walk down the Ladies Border from Perennial Garden Way and follow the path towards the left to find these trees planted with other interesting horse-chestnut species. 

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Perennial of the Week: Trillium grandiflorum f. polymerum 'Flore Pleno', double large-flowered trillium

Trillium grandiflorum forma polymerum ‘Flore Pleno’ comes from a naturally occurring sport and has upright, bright-white, double flowers. This rhizomatous plant forms clumps at an excruciatingly slow pace, which is, perhaps, one of the reasons it is so highly coveted. If you find yourself meandering through the Native Plant Garden, don’t forget to look down! You can find this beauty and other delightful Trilliums sprinkled across the landscape.

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

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