End of Summer Recipes: From the Garden to the Table

As summer draws to a close, it’s time to think about how best to use the remains of your summer gardening efforts. What better way to celebrate a successful summer season than with a garden party full of delectable summer fruit and vegetable delights? It’s a great way to share locally grown produce and your...

The Greenhouse’s Top Twelve Life Lessons

“When I’m in the garden, it doesn’t even feel like I’m in jail. It’s beautiful here”. – 18 year old GreenHouse student. The GreenHouse program on Rikers Island is a unique, longstanding collaboration between the Horticultural Society of New York (The Hort), the New York City Department of Correction (DOC), and the New York City...

Announcing the 19th Annual International Botanical Art Exhibition

19th Annual International Botanical Art Exhibition American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticultural Society of New York at New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Ave., New York, NY November 3 – December 23, 2016 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony Thursday, November 3, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm VIP Reception & Press Preview Thursday, November 3 from...

In Conversation with Lisa Miller, Ph.D.

Green Family Circle Luncheon and Lecture speaker and author of The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving discusses spirituality and her findings with The Horticultural Society of New York. As a clinical psychologist your research into the spiritual development of children, adolescents, and families, has generated strong evidence that...

Q&A with the Hort’s GreenTeam – Surviving the Summer Heat!

In a Summer of sweltering heat and thick, humid air, you would be forgiven for wanting to be inside. But not the GreenTeam: they have sweat, hauled, and planted their way through the heatwave. Despite this, they always keep their chin up and smile on their face. How could they not enjoy themselves when the...

The Hort and Emma Lazarus High School Bring the ‘Poet’s Garden’ to Life

In May, The Horticultural Society of New York joined forces with students at Emma Lazarus High School (ELHS) to install a beautiful garden and inspirational learning area. ELHS is dedicated to assisting English language learners thrive in and out of the class room. With the diverse student population in mind – hailing from Ecuador, Haiti,...

Mr. Green Bean’s Supreme Summer Activities

Garden Rock Caterpillar Ages 3-8 Create a crazy caterpillar friend out of natural materials to stand guard over your garden!       Materials: • Outdoor paint in your favorite colors • 6 small to medium rocks • 2 small sticks or twigs for antennae • Hot glue or super glue (use parental guidance!) Instructions:...

Seasonal Recipe: Green Bean Salad with Salsa Fresca Dressing

    A delicious, colorful salad that is healthy, delicious, and refreshing on a hot summer day – definitely a crowd pleaser.     Ingredients 1 pound green beans 1 bunch frisée or escarole, torninto bite-size pieces 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted 3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese Salsa Fresca...

Seasonal Recipe: Spring Vegetable Pizza

Mr. Green Bean’s Spring Outdoor Adventures

Senses Scavenger Hunt Ages 3-10 Spring is the perfect time to go outside and see what is growing. Walk in the park, around the block, or to a local garden and try to find everything on the list below. Add a few of your own too!     Spring Nature Journal Ages 10+ A nature...

The Hort’s 4th Annual Green Bean Bash

On February 6th the Hort hosted the Fourth Annual Green Bean Bash at Temple Israel. Over 300 children and adults gathered for an afternoon of fun crafts, delectable vegetables, crawly insects, glittery tattoos, and hang out with everyone’s favorite mustachioed friend: Mr. Green Bean. For three hours, families learned the intricacies of our natural world...

The Hort Welcomes Apple Seed Education Intern

Pamela Ito, Director of Education: I am pleased to introduce Maya Farestein-Weiss to our Apple Seed teaching team. Maya is a jovial, creative high school senior at the Institute for Collaborative Education. As a young child, Maya’s parents were members of a local Manhattan community garden, where she spent a great deal of time planting...