Final Weeks to View Alhambra Exhibition at NY Botanical Garden

The final day for Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra, a special exhibition inspired by the lush gardens and poetic vistas of the Alhambra, in Granada, Spain, is August 21. On view only at The New York Botanical Garden, the exhibition provides a powerful evocation of the 13th-to-14th-century ensemble of landscape and buildings and the ways in which it has been viewed since its creation.

Spanish Paradise explores the Alhambra through three components: a spectacular 15,000-square-foot interpretation of its gardens in the Botanical Garden’s landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, curated by world-renowned garden writer, designer, and historian Penelope Hobhouse; Historical Views: Tourists at the Alhambra, a display of rare folios, prints, photographs, watercolor drawings, and objects in the Garden’s William D. Rondina and Giovanni Foroni LoFaro Gallery, organized by Susan Fraser, Director of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, and curated by Patrick Lenaghan, Ph.D., Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Hispanic Society of America; and an outdoor Poetry Walk featuring selected works of Federico García Lorca, native son of Granada, selected in collaboration with Alice Quinn, Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America.

The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants located at Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road. It is easy to reach by Metro-North Railroad or subway. The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday and Monday federal holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra, the best way to enjoy the Garden is with the All-Garden Pass, which includes admission to the grounds as well as to seasonal gardens, exhibitions, and attractions such as the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, and Tram Tour: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students with ID, $8 for children ages 2– 12, free for children under 2. A Grounds-Only Pass is also available: $6 for adults, $5 for adult Bronx Residents, $3 for seniors and students with ID, $1 for children ages 2–12, free for children under 2. Grounds-only admission is free all day on Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

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