Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party

Sat May 7, 2022
10:00am to 6:00pm ET
All ages
FREE with garden admission

Mother's Day at the NY Botanical Garden is abloom with activities, music, crafts, and face painting—not to mention walking tours packed with colors and gorgeous spring scents.

Games and outdoor fun on Daffodil Hill include garden party activities like croquet and bean bag toss, ladder toss, and giant chess.

The Daffodil Hill Stage is set up for live music all day, and the Edible Academy Amphitheater puts on a show for kids: Gwendolyn Unplugged!, at 12:30pm and 2:30pm

Full schedule:

Lawn Games 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Daffodil Hill/West Lawn
Enjoy an assortment of family-friendly games—from Cornhole and Ladder Toss to Hoola Hoops.

Crafting with Mom! 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Clay Family Picnic Pavilions
Join NYBG Volunteers for follow-along demonstrations.

A Card for Mom
Draw and color a card for Mom using a template of botanical illustrations from the Garden’s archives.

A Gift for Mom
Join Materials for the Arts to use recycled materials to create a one-of-a-kind gift!

A Flower for Mom
Follow along to create your own decorative paper magnolia designed by Charles Zimmerman! Charles Zimmerman is a self-taught artist and plant lover who has been crafting paper flowers inspired by years of experience archiving botanical specimens in the New York Botanical Garden Herbarium

Face Painting 1–4 p.m.
Clay Family Picnic Pavilion
Get your face painted with a whimsical design in the spirit of spring.

Family Yoga 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m.
Lilac Collection

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