Treasures: New York Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden has served as a natural haven for New York City dwellers and out-of-town visitors alike for over 120 years.

The New York Botanical Garden: Dr. Oliver Sacks (2013-06-27) by Treasures of New YorkWNET

Dr. Oliver Sacks discusses how the Garden inspires him and his work, and the therapeutic effect of nature on his patients.

The New York Botanical Garden: The Steere Herbarium (2013-06-27) by Treasures of New YorkWNET

Barbara Thiers, Director of The William and Lynda Steere Herbarium at the New York Botanical Garden, reveals the inner workings of this unique collection of over 7 million dried plant specimens.

Treasures of New York: Holiday Train Show (2013-06-27) by Treasures of New YorkWNET

Peek behind the scenes of The New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show, featuring large-scale model railway trains and New York landmarks, from Penn Station to the Empire State Building.

Holiday Train Show: The Statue of LibertyWNET

Each miniature is crafted out of unconventional materials. The Statue of Liberty's robe is made of palm fronds. Her torch is fashioned from a dried monarch flower inside a pomegranate half.

Holiday Train Show: The Original Penn StationWNET

These unique, botanical models are designed and built in Northern Kentucky. A model can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to complete. This is a replica the Original Penn Station.

Holiday Train Show: The Brooklyn BridgeWNET

This model of The Brooklyn Bridge is crafted out of tree branches and bark.

Holiday Train Show: The Midtown Manhattan sceneWNET

"It's like working for Johnny Appleseed, Frank Lloyd Wright and Santa Clause all at the same time." Setting up the Holiday Train Show is a week-long affair. This is a scene from midtown Manhattan.

The New York Botanical Garden: Mertz Library Tour (2013-06-27) by Treasures of New YorkWNET

Stephen Sinon, Head of Archives at the New York Botanical Garden's LuEsther Mertz Library, gives a tour of the library and its sprawling collection.

Hurricane Sandy's Impact on The New York Botanical Garden (2013-06-27) by Treasures of New YorkWNET

"Sandy was the most devastating storm in The Garden's history." The VP of Horticulture and the Manager of Thain Family Forest discuss the impact of Hurricane Sandy on The Garden.

Treasures of New York: The New York Botanical Garden (2013-06-27) by Treasures of New YorkWNET

"It's very simple, but it's very very important." Treasures of New York explores The New York Botanical Garden.

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