The Edible Garden at The New York Botanical Garden

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June 27–September 13

The Edible Garden exhibit at The New York Botanical Garden is a summer-long celebration of growing great food. We were excited to learn how to grow, prepare, and eat garden-fresh produce.

I wanted to go to this all summer and our schedules finally opened up last weekend to enjoy this beautiful homage to local and home-grown foods. Although an incredibly humid day, we somehow managed to avoid the rain and even had sunshine 🙂 SO lucky! There are many different exhibits and presentations to see. I highly recommend this exhibit if you have a chance to go before it closes on September 13th.

Michael and I hadn’t been up to The Botanical Gardens in 3 years but it was just as gorgeous as we remembered it. Such a special place! The Conservatory is beautiful and educational. You walk through different climates to see so many species of plants, trees and flowers. On this humid day, it did not feel so strange to be in the Rain Forest climate! You also get to explore the desert climate and its array of plant species.

It was such a pleasure to walk through the Home Gardening Center featuring the Good Food Garden, the Seed Savers Heirloom Vegetable Garden and the Martha Stewart’s Culinary Herb Garden. I loved seeing all those gorgeous veggies and planning out our future garden! SO fun!! There were big surprises as to how some vegetables were grown. Check out my pictures below. I had never before seen how okra, eggplant and quinoa were grown. And it was so fun to walk around smelling the fabulous herbs! There were huge bushes of basil and gorgeous hot peppers! Of course we were so happy to see the beautiful kale and chard plants! It made me so excited to one day have our own garden.

This is also a great activity for families as there were several exhibits set up just for kids and exploring gardening. Can you imagine more fun with your little ones than learning how to garden in the Beginner’s Vegetable Garden!?! Fabulous!

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Purple Hot Peppers! How lovely!

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Beautiful Water Lillies

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Basil, smells so good!!!
Basil, smells so good!!!

Gorgeous Hot Peppers

Gorgeous Hot Peppers

Heirloom Pumpkins

Heirloom Pumpkins

I had no idea that this is how Okra grows! So fabulous!

I had no idea that this is how Okra grows! So fabulous!

Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes

Eggplant! No idea this grew like this either!

Eggplant! No idea this grew like this either!

The Cacao Plant!! Love it!!!!!

The Cacao Plant!! Love it!!!!!

limes

limes

Pineapples :)

Pineapples 🙂

Quinoa! So awesome! This is another one I had no idea about how is grew, love it!

Quinoa! So awesome! This is another one I had no idea about how it grew, love it!

Is this the worlds biggest avocado?

Is this the worlds biggest avocado?

gorgeous tomatoes!

gorgeous tomatoes!

Bush Basil and Parsley

Bush Basil and Parsley

Black Pearl Peppers

Black Pearl Peppers

Beets

Beets

Purple Leaf Basil

Purple Leaf Basil

Ahhh our Beloved Kale!!!! So gorgeous!!

Ahhh our Beloved Kale!!!! So gorgeous!!

Green Cabbage

Green Cabbage

Chard! Love it of course!

Chard! Love it of course!

How pretty are these red cabbage "flowers"!!

How pretty are these red cabbage "flowers"!!

Summer Squash and their gorgeous blossoms

Summer Squash and their gorgeous blossoms

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