Q. Do you have carnivorous plants at NYBG? My grandson wants to go to a "museum of plants" to see Venus fly traps.
Yes, there is a case of carnivorous plants in our Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, a stunning example of Victorian-style glasshouse artistry and a New York City landmark. The case is in a room with citrus, gardenia, some orchids, and massive staghorn ferns.
The conservatory is home to A World of Plants, which showcases the wonders of the Garden’s living collections in lush tropical rain forests, cactus-filled deserts, curated displays of palms from around the world, aquatic and the carnivorous plants, and much more. I'm not sure how lively the Venus fly trap plants are right now in winter, but if I get a chance in the next week I could check it out. When were you planning on visiting?
I believe there are some small carnivorous plants in our shop if you are interested.
For information on caring for your plant, see our guide, Growing Carnivorous Plants.
For tips on a variety of gardening topics, see our Plant Information Guides.
- Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service