Q. @nybgplantinfo When would be the best time to visit #nybg to view the #lilacs!?
In 2016, the best time of year to view the lilacs is just starting! The collection has been newly rennovated and reopened earlier this month (http://www.nybg.org/gardens/plants/lilacs.php). This is the first spring many of the plants have been in the ground at NYBG. Because of the warm winter and the fact that the collection was curated so that different varieties bloom at different times, the lilacs should have good showing for at least several weeks.
If you only want to make one trip this year, we would advise waiting perhaps a week longer. Please feel free to contact us again before you make your visit!