There are so many cherished springtime activities that are out of bounds till the coronavirus pandemic subsides, but that doesn’t mean nature can’t come to your doorstep. The New York Botanical Garden is here to help you and your family beat the lockdown blues together with these fun plant-based activities. By Manya Saini
The New York Botanical Garden has released a new educational hub for families to start gardening with their kids with its online, ‘NYBG at Home for Kids & Families’ initiative. The resources have many activities and lessons like Build Your Own Garden 101, Discover Plant Fun at Home, Herbarium Creative Projects at Home and much more.
As the world has been looking for more and more organic ways of living, the trend of sustainable home gardening trend has been catching on. Lessons on how to grow plants using vegetables from your own kitchen have become not only educational but relevant as well. The lessons and tips will help you get the most of your kitchen garden and offer a meaningful escape to the entire family.
There is also an in-depth virtual tour of The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope giving people a chance to witness the gorgeous beauty of the exhibition from their homes. The video available both on the website as well as on its official YouTube channel delves deep into the stunning and unique varieties of orchids that together create the marvel.
Another section of the hub to try with your family is its healthy recipes to try at home. Learn to cook delicious food with all the fresh produce from your garden. It adds a new recipe each week, to make sure you always have something new to try during the weekend.
You can also take a look at the official NYBG YouTube Channel to discover many natural wonders virtually like Spring Walk in the Tulips, Daffodils and Cherries, Anatomy of a Plant and Orchid Evening: Happy Hour from Home.
If there was ever a time to hone that green thumb it is now and one of the worlds best are here to show you how! The NYBG has said that even though it is closed until further notice owing to the social distancing measures and lockdown restrictions, its “virtual gates are wide open.”