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The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd Bronx, NY 10458
718-817-8700
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The weather was sunny. I wore sandals. Bring a blanket and have a relaxing time..
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4 events
1 review
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attended Feb 21 2011

I hate that I even had to give this event 1 star. It was horrible. I frequent Goldstar events and have had wonderful success with others, but I highly suggest not buying this. Basically you get to walk by a cocoa tree and that is it.

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attended Feb 24 2011

We had fun with our new cameras even though the Garden was not in full bloom.

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Website

http://www.nybg.org/winter-garden-family-fun.php

Quotes & Highlights

Tickets include admission ot the Caribbean Garden in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Description

A deliciously themed program in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden at The New York Botanical Garden offers families the chance to discover the plants behind their favorite flavors such as chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon. Enjoy fun for the whole family during February break at “Tropical Treats: Chocolate, Vanilla and Spice,” a family supplement to the Caribbean Garden in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. 

Discover the plants behind your favorite flavors in “Tropical Treats: Chocolate, Vanilla and Spice”, a hands-on program for the whole family in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Explore the seeds and fruit of the cacao tree, the bark of the cinnamon tree, as well as cloves in the Adventure Garden’s Discovery Center. As a reward for your scientific explorations, indulge in delicious treats to taste and smell. Compare modern-day hot chocolate with an ancient Mayan recipe in a taste test and use your senses to guess the flavor of cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate and coconut jelly beans. When you’re through, complete your “trip to the tropics” by venturing over to the warmth of the Lowland Tropical Rain Forest house of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory for Caribbean Garden where you can find the vanilla plant among other fabulous tropical plants. 

About the Ticket Supplier: The New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science.

The Botanical Garden's curated living collections contain more than 1 million plants; its Continuing Education program is the largest and most diverse of any botanical garden in the world; its Children's Education program has been a pioneer in innovative, informal science discovery facilities and activities; and its scientific research on plants and fungi is unmatched in scope, depth, and authority.

The Garden offers a sweeping 250-acre landscape, 50 curated display gardens, an expansive 50-acre native Forest, and a wealth of programs, exhibitions, and activities for visitors to enjoy. The grounds display masterpieces, some dating to the 1840s, by many of the nation's most accomplished architects and designers, both past and contemporary. The Botanical Garden's innovative programs, unparalleled resources, and talented staff are rivaled by few and exceeded by none.