If you ask an experienced botanist what spring smells like, they might very well say that it smells like the lilac collection at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). And that’s where they’d suggest you go in New York if you want a full immersion in their particular brand of spring renewal, along with a host of other spring flowers. These fragrant, beautiful blooms are at their peak right now, and visiting feels like something out of a magical spring dream. Here are some of our favorite photos of the lilacs in bloom in NY at the Botanical Garden. We just wish we could share their heady fragrance with you, as well. For that, you’ll just have to go and experience them for yourselves.
We went backstage at the Nolen Greenhouses for a behind the scenes preview of the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) Orchid Show 2022, and here are some of our photos of the preparation for the orchids about to have their star turn.
What better way for someone to feel special than by sending them fresh flowers on Mother’s Day? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated our Mother’s Day 2022 luxury gift shop guide with the best websites for finding gorgeous flowers online to give her this year.
What are the best luxury gifts for new moms this Mother’s Day 2022? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy (who is herself a working mother of three and who knows what she’s talking about) has curated our luxury gift shop guide of ideas for what to give the new mothers in your life – whether its your wife, sister, daughter, BFF, caregiver, colleague or mentor – on this, their very first Mother’s Day. Check out our Mother’s Day 2022 gift shop guide with the best luxury gifts for new moms.
What happens when a group of world class floral artists gets the freedom to transform a historic mansion just as spring arrives? Dear reader, it’s something to behold. Our photos prove it: a visit to the annual Lyndhurst Mansion flower show in the historic Hudson Valley just outside New York City is an ideal and wildly romantic way to greet the spring. It’s a micro-luxury of the best type – the kind of marvelous experience of which lovely memories are made. Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll find by the banks of the Hudson River just north of New York in spring 2022.