New York City has some incredible green spaces scattered throughout the boroughs, but none beats our summer favorite of the New York Botanical Garden.  The various summer events make us want to set up a tent and just take it all in.

Let’s start with the Chihuly exhibit, with 20 installations spread out throughout the gardens and created by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly in his first show in 10 years.  It’s been described as a “sensory-filled” exhibition with breathtaking texture and light.

Then we move to Dig! Plant! Grow, where you can smell, taste and learn all about herbs and how to use them in all parts of our daily lives.  You can even bring home a pot of your very own to enjoy in the privacy of your home. Got your green thumb ready?

Next, and not to be missed, is the Summer Solstice celebration, filled with morning yoga, live music and poetry readings.  Bring out the artist in you for the modern glass-blowing workshop and demonstration.

And there’s more, from a Jazz concert series to a landmark tour, and more – but will let you discover the rest.  And if you didn’t know that NY residents get in for half the price on the grounds with proof of residency, now you know.  Enjoy!