New York Botanical Garden

“Life begins the day you start a garden.” – Chinese proverb”

"Established in 1891, the New York Botanical Garden was inspired by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Botanists Nathaniel Lord Britton and his wife, Elizabeth visited Kew in 1888 and believed New York should have a botanical garden to further educate the public about plants. 

The gardens also serve as a repository for rare and valuable specimens and lead research in botanical science. Today, the garden is home to millions of plants, trees, and fungal specimens, along with two glasshouses: Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory."--Tanglewood Conservatories

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All Virtual New York Urban Sketchers events are one session (10 am -12 pm EDT) held on Saturdays. For participants wanting to challenge themselves sketching more of a particular locality or theme, you are welcome to do the EXTENSION SKETCH PROJECT below:

NY Botanical Gardens Extension Sketch Project:
Choose of the following prompt to sketch:
  • (a)   Chihuly Garden Exhibit
  • (b)   Current Orchid Exhibit
  • (c)   Interior of Conservatory
  • (d)  Yayoi Kusama Interior Exhibit
*Please post your finished sketches to the USk NYC Facebook site. Be sure to add the hash tag #NUS. Please also note that while we are sponsored by USk NYC, our online event is grounded on reference images, which is a very different approach from doing the in-person, on-site urban sketch event promoted by the Urban Sketchers Manifesto.

Facilitators of Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers:
  • Theresa Smith
  • Lynda Greeley (Mama Bear)
  • Cecilia Evasco (Maricel)
  • Dina Schlesinger
  • Michael Skelly
  • Alan Wernicke
  • Elizabeth Birkby
with the assistance of Mark Leibowitz
founder of USK NYC.

Web site design by Cecilia Evasco
for Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers
under the auspices of USk NYC.
Scheduled for May 14, 2022

Upcoming:  South Pacific

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