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Around the Table: Stories of the Foods We Love

Around the Table- Stories of the Foods We Love

June 7 @ 10:00 am - September 14 @ 6:00 pm

New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$30/adults, $15/ages 2-12

Celebrate the art and science of edible plants, from spices like pepper to staples like corn across the Garden’s 250 acres.

* Explore the diversity and beauty of an abundant variety of plants that are grown for food all over the world through a living exhibition in and around the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory—from an undulating field of grains to edible plants such as bananas and rice.

* Visit the charming Everett Children’s Adventure Garden with fun nature-inspired outdoor activities. Investigate edible plants, pretend to cook up a meal in a Plant Part Paradise Playhouse and pot a herb plant to for a windowsill garden at home. On Wednesdays & Weekends at 2:30 p.m, join storytimes to discover children’s books focusing on food and plant themes.

* Pick up a Table Trail & Scavenger Hunt for a self-guided, whirlwind adventure around the Garden grounds exploring tables designed by Bronx artists, each exploring the cultural and historical significance of edible plants and plant-based food traditions. Navigate the 30 tables in search of plants and special clues.

* See Colombian-American artist Lina Puerta artwork exploring the social and cultural impacts of the American food system,  peruse 150 years of vegetarian cookbooks in the and visit the African American Garden: Remembrance & Resilience for a look at the history of the African American experience in the U.S. through the lens of living plants from cotton and tobacco to okra and greens.

See our complete guide to the New York Botanical Garden for more tips.

Tuesday-Sunday 10 am – 6 pm