Treasures of New York Explores the New York Botanical Garden

June 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

As the Summer Solstice marks the transition of seasons, the beautiful weather brings New Yorkers to the city’s many natural spaces—most notably The New York Botanical Garden, the home of over one million plants across 250 acres.

Thain Family Forest. Courtesy of WNET.

In the next edition of Treasures of New York: The New York Botanical Garden, host Sigourney Weaver guides viewers on a tour of the institution’s 50 gardens and plant collections, including the Thain Family Forest and the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden.

The program airs on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. on WLIW21 and Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN with encore presentations on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 4 a.m. on WLIW21, Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:30 a.m., and Saturday, June 29 at 1 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

 

 

In this exclusive web video, Treasures of New York goes inside the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden. It is one of the largest and most important botanical and horticultural research libraries in the world, with over one million accessioned items including books, original works of art and illustration, seed catalogs, architectural plans of glass houses, and photographs. Here, the chief archivist at the Library shows some of the collection’s oldest, rarest and most beautiful botanical books.

Find out more about the New York Botanical Garden on the Treasures of New York website.

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