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BRONX
BROOKLYN
MANHATTAN
QUEENS
STATEN ISLAND


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Most NYCWW events are free and open to the public. Space is limited for certain events, so advance registration is encouraged.

Does your community garden include native plants?
Let the public know by displaying a NYC Wildflower Week sign at your garden and highlighting your native plants with our plant markers. You can download the materials here.

If your garden doesn't include native plants, download our guide to Gardening with Native Plants.



BRONX

REDISCOVERING NEW YORK’S NATIVE PLANT COMMUNITIES WORKSHOP AND NATIVE PLANT SHARE
Time:  Saturday, May 11th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Meet at La Finca Del Sur. East 138th St. and Grand Concourse
Guides: Butterfly Project NYC and Bronx Green-Up / NYBG
Register for this event by emaiing info@butterflyprojectnyc.org
FREE

Description:  Join the Butterfly Project NYC, Bronx Green-Up, and GreenThumb/NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to learn more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage their presence in urban landscapes. This year’s workshop will include an educational game demonstrating the importance of the relationship between plants and pollinators. Plants will be available for pickup to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces, while supplies last. R.S.V.P. required. For more information, visit www.butterflyprojectnyc.org





NATIVE FLORA, FOREST & AZALEAS OF NYBG 
Time:  Friday, May 17th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Meet at the Reflecting Pool in the Leon Levy Visitor Center, New York Botanical Garden.
Guides: Native Plant Garden with Director Jody Payne, Thain Family Forest with Director Jessica Arcate Schuler, Azalea Garden with Deanna Curtis, Curator of Woody Plants and Kristin Schleiter, Director of Outdoor Gardens, NYBG
Register for this event FREE with the price of admission to the NYBG.
SAVE 20% ON TICKETS- USE CODE 9942 ONLINE AT NYBG.ORG
Valid only when you use code 9942 online at nybg.org. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Description:  Come visit the newly opened Native Plant Garden, 3.5 acres of a modern, four-season garden. Then walk through the 50 acre old-growth Forest, which has been protected since the founding of NYBG in 1895. Lastly, stroll through the new Azalea Garden to see a variety of these shrubs in bloom.


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BROOKLYN

NATIVE FLORA GARDEN AT BBG
Time:  Wednesday, May 15th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Meet at the front entrance into the Native Flora Garden (by the wooden gates)
Guide: Ulrich Lorimer, Curator of Native Flora, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Register for this event FREE with the price of admission to BBG.

Description:  Highlights should include many spring ephemerals such as trillium (Trillium spp.), mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum), wild geraniums, terrestrial orchids and violets (Viola spp.). Indigenous azaleas will also be in bloom including the flame, pinkster and swamp azaleas (Rhododendron spp.). A wide variety of ferns will be emerging as well as aquatics such as golden club (Orontium aquaticum) and blue flag iris (Iris versicolor).




TALK WITH THE WILDFLOWERS OF BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
Time:  Monday, May 20th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Meet at the park map at the Pier 1 entrance, at Old Fulton St. and Furman St.
Guide: Rebecca McMackin, Park Horticulturalist, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Register for this event FREE

Description:  What do your plants really want out of life? Learn how to "read" flowers, the purpose of scents, the secret life of roots in this tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park's native plantings. You will better understand some very basic plant communication techniques and see pollination ecology at work!


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MANHATTAN

NATIVE PLANT HABITAT AT LCBH COMMUNITY GARDEN
Time: *Two* Sundays, May 12th and May 19th, 12:00 – 1:00pm.
Location: Meet at the garden’s Bowery Gate at Bowery and Houston Street.
Guides: L. Brandon Krall, Garden Steward  
Register for May 12 Event FREE
Register for May 19 Event FREE

Description: The Liz Christy Bowery Houston Garden was established in 1973; making it one of the first community gardens in the country. In 1985 L. Brandon Krall initiated a native plant habitat and collection in the large shaded area beneath the landmark dawn redwood tree. May is an excellent time to visit LCBH Garden to see the early blooming wildflowers: Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica), Dutchman's breeches (Dicentra cucullaria), trillium, Mayapples (Podophyllum peltatum), pinkster azaleas (Rhododendron periclymenoides), native ferns and many other delightful specimens from the range of northeastern United States.





THE BATTERY BOSQUE
Time: Tuesday May 14th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Meet at the flagpole opposite 17 State Street and adjacent to the playground
Guides: Gabriela Marin, Horticulturist, and Sean Kiely, Gardener, The Battery Conservancy
Register for this event FREE

Description: Our garden at the Battery Bosque was planted by Piet Oudolf. In early morning light, see swathes of native wildflowers such as twinleaf (Jeffersonia diphylla), trillium, Labrador violet (Viola labradorica), golden Alexander (Zizia aurea), wild ginger (Asarum canadense), showy skullcap (Scutellaria serrata), Indian hyacinth (Camassia scilloides) and many other spring ephemerals in this horticulturally rich and unique New York City park.



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QUEENS

Native Gardens of Queens Botanical Garden
Time: Saturday, May 18th, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Location: Meet on the terrace of the Visitor & Administration Building, Queens Botanical Garden
Guide: Fred Gerber, Director of Education Emeritus
Register for this event Entrance to the Botanical Garden is free for this tour

Description: Visit the Garden's 39 acres to see native plants in bloom. Discover natives in the woodland, perennial gardens and the beautiful fragrance walk. See the green roof and the native plants around our LEED certified green building. Entrance to the garden is free for this tour (please announce that you are coming for the tour) Parking $5



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STATEN ISLAND

GREENBELT NATIVE PLANT CENTER
Time: Wednesday May 15th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Meet at the Nursery, 38-08 Victory Blvd in Staten Island
Guide: Staff of the GNPC, NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation
Register for this event FREE

Description: The Greenbelt Native Plant Center is the only municipal native plant nursery in the country. It is a 13-acre greenhouse, nursery, founder seed and seed bank complex owned and operated by NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation. Over the past fifteen years, the center has grown hundreds of thousands of specimens from locally collected seed of the city's indigenous flora for use in restoration, and replanting projects and is currently developing bulk seed mixes for the city. The GNPC is a partner in the establishment of the first national native seed bank called Seeds of Success and in the past year, has spearheaded the creation of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank program. 



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