Seeds, Steeds and Beautiful Weeds: In the Wildflower Meadow

Ladew Topiary Gardens are stunning and present the work of artist-in-residence Matthew Harris. His works of forged and cast metal are great nature-themed works in the garden. 



Orchid Evenings at the New York Botanical Garden


New York Botanical Garden

Enjoy early Spring evenings at the New York Botanical Garden at The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium. For those 21+ you can enjoy cocktails, light refreshments, music and beauty from 630 to 930pm on select evenings: Saturdays March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16; Friday April 15; Thursday March 24th (LGBT night).The signature cocktail will be Ginger Vanilla Fusion, a fusion of vanilla bean-infused vodka and ginger, inspired by the Vanilla that comes from the Vanilla planifolia orchid. Information can be found on the website.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

On a cold winter afternoon I enjoyed a welcoming and inviting trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Though the famous Japanese cherry blossoms were not in bloom it was still a trip full of beauty and wonder. For a winter trip before the boom of Spring time visitors I recommend a visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, especially the Conservatory. Below you will find pictures from my visit!


Brooklyn Botanic Garden Warm Temperate Climate. Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016.


Mango Tree in Tropical Climate Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Photo by Erin K.Hylton 2016.


Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016.


Jamaican Red Banana Brooklyn Botanic Garden Tropical Climate. Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016.


Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016.

Orchid Evenings: The New York Botanical Garden



Orchid Evenings

Saturdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19; and Friday, April 18 6:30–9 p.m. (7–9 p.m. on March 8 only) Choose from 6:30, 7, & 7:30 p.m. entry times when you purchase your ticket (7 & 7:30 p.m. on March 8 only)

Your ticket includes a complimentary cocktail, music provided by DJ and special dinner offers at our restaurant partners on Little Italy’s Arthur Avenue and beyond. A cash bar and snacks will be available for purchase. Non-Member $30/Member $20 (Adults 21 and over) Advance tickets recommended; includes one specialty cocktail. Get tickets.

March 22 The Pomegranate Sparkler invites you to toast your night with a festive, ruby-red twist on the classic mimosa. The tart sweetness of pomegranate perfectly counterpoints rich orange and prosecco notes, yielding a complex and delightful potable. The combination of fruits subtly suggests the romance of an exotic getaway, such as Key West!

March 29 The Four Roses Cooler iwill cool off even the hottest tropical night with its blend of Four Roses Bourbon, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lemon juice, honey syrup, and Angostura aromatic bitters. Courtesy of Four Roses Bourbon

April 5 The Key West Lemonade will titillate your senses with its blend of tart homemade lemonade, super-premium Bootlegger 21 New York Vodka, a splash of seltzer, a dash of simple syrup and a sprig of fresh mint. Courtesy of Prohibition Distillery

April 12 The Backyard Collins embodies the simple pleasures of a day at the beach. A sparkling blend of Half Moon gin, basil syrup, Basement Bitters, and a splash of seltzer, finished with a refreshing slice of cucumber. Courtesy of Tuthilltown Spirits

April 18 The Diamond Spring Spritz is a refreshing blend of Russian Diamond Vodka and freshly squeezed lemon and lime juices, sweetened with organic agave nectar and topped off with a splash of sparkling wine, a dash of Blue J  Syrup, and a sprig of spring mint. Courtesy of Russian Diamond Vodka

April 19 The Yvette Cup is a perfect fruity, herbal, and botanical blend of a cocktail.  Ginger, cucumber, and mint are muddled and topped off with gin and Crème Yvette and a squeeze of lime. Courtesy of Cooper Spirits


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