Scholars Day at the New York Botanical Garden

Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 9:00 am

THE HISTORY OF AN URBAN OASIS:  Tour of the New York Botanical Garden

Friday, October 28 - 9 am-5 pm (includes travel)
Location:  The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

This event is open to all. Transportation is available for members of the Princeton Community. Please register here by October 24.

This field trip and study day offers participants a comprehensive, insider tour of the The New York Botanical Garden, one of America's most renowned urban green spaces, including its historic buildings and rare collections. Participants will have the opportunity to view original maps, drawings, and watercolor renderings of the Garden in the Mertz Library, led by Vanessa Sellers, coordinator of the Humanities Institute, and Stephen Sinon, head of Information Services and Archives, Mertz Library. Participants will enjoy a walking tour through the Native Plant Garden and Thain Family Forest with Shavaun Towers of Towers and Golde Landscape Architects. The tour will also include a walk through the historical Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Building. Participants can enjoy lunch in the Pine Tree Cafe and also visit the Bookstore on the premises.

FREE transportation for Princeton University affiliates provided at 9 am. Tour begins at 11 am. Lunch on your own. Tour ends at 3 pm, with return transportation to Princeton provided.

Please register here by October 24.

Co-Hosted by the Humanities Institute - LuEsther T. Mertz Library

Location: 
New York Botanical Garden