February 2, 2019

NYBG's LuEsther T. Mertz Library and the Nolen Greenhouses

There’s always so much to see at the New York Botanical Garden - I encourage you to stop and visit the next time you’re in the New York City area.

This week, following my presentation for NYBG’s 19th Annual Winter Lecture Series: The Education of a Gardener, and my book signing for “Martha’s Flowers”, I was given a private tour of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, one of the largest and most important botanical and horticultural research centers in the world. The library contains more than 800-thousand accessioned items, including books, illustrations, and catalogs, and more than three-thousand linear feet of archival materials. Some of us also walked through the Nolen Greenhouses, the most sophisticated behind-the-scenes greenhouses in the United States - complete with a network of eight growing zones in two linear glass buildings covering an area of nearly one-acre of space.

Here are some photos - enjoy.