Don’t Be Late To New York Botanical Garden’s ‘Wonderland’ Exhibit

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Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The New York Botanical Garden’s “Wonderland:Curious Nature” exhibit draws inspiration from “Alice’s … [+] Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass, And What Alice Found There.” Photo by Marlon Co, courtesy of NYBG The New York Botanical Garden regularly holds exhibits relating to horticultural themes or interests. Their latest showing is taking visitors on a fairytale adventure. Now on view through October 27, 2024, “Wonderland: Curious Nature” takes inspiration from the pages of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and its sequel, “Through the Looking-Glass, And What Alice Found There.” Many themes and characters from these Lewis Carroll novels are reflected throughout the 250-acre garden. “At The New York Botanical Garden, we’re plant people,” said Michael Crowley, NYBG’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We embrace opportunities to help the public immerse themselves in beautiful experiences and explore the wonders of nature.” On NYBG’s Conservatory Lawn, visitors can walk among a display of kinetic mushrooms, designed by FoldHaus Art Collective, that lights up at night. The Haupt Conservatory is full of Victorian garden displays, reflecting what was found in Alice’s 19th-century England, while the Mertz Library holds details on the plants and fungi listed in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden is featuring materials highlighting the famous … [+] children’s literature character Alice. Photo by Marlon Co, courtesy of NYBG Contemporary art installations, such as a 12-foot-tall white rabbit sculpture, enhance the overall theme. Along with daytime programming, “Wonderland: Curious Nature” will offer a series of evening experiences known as “Wonderland Nights.” See a complete schedule here. MORE FOR YOU Netflix s Most Popular New Movie Is Getting Rave Reviews But Hit Man Is Pretty Bad A Ukrainian Drone Strike May Have Destroyed A Russian Air Force Su-57 Stealth Fighter Samsung Drops Galaxy Watch 6 Price In New Promotion There’s also a major culinary component. With an “Eat This and Drink This” format, all of NYBG’s food and beverage locations are offering sweet treats, specialty drinks, and savory nibbles. This wonderland-like culinary offering is not the first time that NYBG has tied a food format to an exhibition. Previously, for example, the garden’s 2015 exhibit on painter Frida Kahlo featured both a pop-up cantina and a Mexican themed food. “’Wonderland: Curious Nature’ is the most elaborate, since there is such an obvious food and beverage tie-in to the beloved story, from the tea party to Alice eating cakes and mushrooms, as well as drinking beverages, to grow taller and smaller,” said Crowley. “Making food part of the experience was a natural connection.” The Hudson Garden Grill at the New York Botanical Garden will offer an afternoon tea menu inspired … [+] by the “Wonderland: Curious Nature” exhibit. Courtesy of NYBG The Hudson Garden Grill—NYBG’s full-service, sit-down restaurant—is the centerpiece, where patrons can have a meal fit for a queen of hearts. Reservations can be made through Resy. Over the course of “Wonderland,” the restaurant is offering a Tea Party Party service (yes, it’s so nice, they named it twice) that’s fitting of a Mad Hatter. This afternoon tea extravaganza features individual pots of tea and an array of sweets and tea sandwiches. Savory hors d’oeuvres, with mini meat pies and stuffed vine-ripe cherry tomatoes, round out the menu. Little ones can come to the party, too, and enjoy kid-friendly dishes like Bunny-Shaped Sandwiches. Cocktails and mocktails are also available. The Tea Party Party is a reservation-only service available on Thursday afternoons now until October 24. It’s priced at $80 per adult and $45 per child, plus tax, drinks and gratuity. Feel like a Mad Hatter at an Alice-themed tea service at the Hudson Garden Grill. It is a sit-down … [+] restaurant at the New York Botanical Garden. Photo courtesy of NYBG The Hudson Garden Grill is also offering a refined three-course pre-fixe menu. Patrons can opt for Vichyssoise, an heirloom tomato and watermelon heart salad, a roasted freebird chicken breast or a cauliflower steak. Finish the meal with a tier stand of sweets, featuring themed “Eat Me” sugar cookies, petite fours and scones with clotted cream. This prix-fixe menu is at $60 per person and will change with the seasons. Other NYBG epicurean experiences include Pine Tree Café, a grab-and-go spot offering Alice’s “Drink Me” Lavender Lattes and Queen’s Lemonade, and themed pastries including Wonderland Sugar Cookies and Mad Hatter Chocolate Brownies. The Rose Court, a Queen of Hearts-inspired pop-up at the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, is offering a Queen’s berry lemonade, an array of cookies, sweets and frozen treats. The Looking Glass on the Visitor Center patio is a pop-up bar and tea-to-go experience that is complimented with boxwood and vintage looking glasses. The New York Botanical Garden is located at 2900 Southern Blvd. in The Bronx. For tickets, hours and more information, visit this website. Follow me on Twitter. Check out my website. Michele Herrmann Following Editorial Standards Print Reprints & Permissions

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