Emily Dickinson’s Garden at the New York Botanical Garden

Dickinson's Daffodils
Dickinson's Daffodils
Co-presented with The Poetry Society of America Friday, April 30–Sunday, June 13, 2010

Discover the gardener who became the poet.

Experience the life and works of one of America’s most treasured poets as never before at the New York Botanical Garden.
  • Her Garden: Tour her Victorian Homestead re-created in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory with tulips, lilacs, lilies, and more.
  • Her Poetry: Stroll along garden paths and read some of Dickinson’s most famous works near the flowers that inspired them.
  • Her Life: Be immersed in an interactive perspective through photographs, watercolors and books in a Gallery exhibition.
Dickinson loved flowering bulbs.  In a thank you note for a gift of bulbs she wrote:  "I have long been a Lunatic on Bulbs, though screened by my friends, as Lunacy on any theme is better undivulged...They came in happy safety, and rest in their subterranean Home."
Dickinson's Daisies
Dickinson's Daisies
Dickinson frequently associated herself with flowers.  In her letters she often referred to herself as "Daisy."  In Dickinson's day, the daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) signified innocence.
Poppies in Emily's Garden
Poppies in Emily's Garden
"I was reared in the garden you know." - Emily Dickinson www.nybg.org www.poetrysociety.org

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