A Sunday at the NYBG, a set on Flickr.Via Flickr:
I always look for the Caribbean in the Bronx in any way I can. This time it was easy. I got to go to the New York Botanical Garden and enjoy its exhibit Caribbean Garden.
The exhibit runs until February 26, 2012. If you are into palm and mango trees, make sure to check this out. Learn about the trees from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and more.
Visitors this winter can escape to Caribbean Garden, a look at the tropical trees, flowers, and foliage, including orange-yellow crotons, fuschia bromeliads, and rosy red hibiscus, in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s permanent collection. Through self-guided strolls, use of a new virtual tour, The Beauty of the Caribbean, or participation in docent-led tours of the Conservatory, visitors can encounter many surprises in the largest Victorian-style glasshouse in the country. Visitors can also enjoy a display of photos from the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition and partake in salsa and photography lessons on weekends. Children can participate in a scavenger hunt that begins in the Conservatory. I learned about Puerto Rico's plumwood tree with a group of kids in a scavenger hunt.
For more information, www.nybg.org.