Discovering the pumpkins and scarecrows of New York Botanical Garden

I was super excited to receive a direct message on Instagram from the New York Botanical Garden earlier this week, inviting me to an exclusive evening with Ray Villafane, pumpkin carver and scarecrow extraordinaire!  Ray is an American artist now based in Arizona, who specializes in sculpting. He is most famously known for his 3-D Style pumpkin…

New York Botanical Garden- the big daddy in the big apple

Every year, over 1 million wide-eyed visitors enjoy the vast, 100 hectare New York Botanical Garden, a ‘green paradise’ set in the heart of the Bronx. The garden is a major horticultural hub, with 80 Ph.D scientists working in it’s state of the art labs, and more than 100 members of staff keeping the gardens looking…