chromaticmisadventures:      Dome at the library in the New York Botanical Garden

Streamzoo photo - Dome at the library in the New York Botanical Garden

Our historical archives are something of a treasure chest for history buffs, stuffed with 100-year-old photographs of a Garden in transition.

Our historical archives are something of a treasure chest for history buffs, stuffed with photographs of a Garden in transition.

It is Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, but did you know that The New York Botanical Garden once fielded its own baseball team? Here is a photo of the 1938 squad - David the bat boy included.    From The New York Botanical Garden’s archival photographs, in the collections of The LuEsther T. Mertz Library.

In the midst of season, wanted to share its proud baseball past with this 1939 photo of the NYBG baseball team! Thanks to our photo vault

The Fountain of Life makes it onto the official NYC Tumblr! We’re very excited!

The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization in the Bronx.

austinknight:      …prisoner of three dimensions [monochrome]  The Fountain of Life. She looks so determined to break free!

austinknight: …prisoner of three dimensions [monochrome] The Fountain of Life. She looks so determined to break free!

From an early-20th-century photograph, a view of the Garden from atop the Library Building with neighboring Fordham University in the distance.    (Source: The New York Botanical Garden’s historical photographs, in the collections of The LuEsther T. Mertz Library.)

From an photograph, a view of the Garden from atop the Library Building with neighboring Fordham University in the distance. (Source: The New York Botanical Garden’s historical photographs, in the collections of The LuEsther T.

As with the Library’s Adult Circulating Collection, the Children’s Circulating Collection is available to Garden Members, volunteers and staff who have registered for a card at the Library Information Desk. We invite you to open your own Library account at the LuEsther T. Mertz Library today.

Beyond a center for botanical research, the Mertz Library is also home to over children's books.

Magnolia stellata in front of the Library Building

Magnolia stellata in front of the Library Building

The Fountain of Life    mostlymuseum:        Taken with Instagram at New York Botanical Garden

The Fountain of Life mostlymuseum: Taken with Instagram at New York Botanical Garden

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