Who We Are & What We Do

Every May, NYC Wildflower Week presents a full week of free events to showcase the 778 native plants that grow wild in 53,000 acres of open space. The goal of the week is simple: to encourage New Yorkers to get to know the nature in their own backyard and to inspire them to protect these plants for future generations.

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Mission

NYC Wildflower Week connects people to their local environment and inspires New Yorkers to advocate for an urban landscape that is equitable, beautiful, and ecologically sound.

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Values

Community

Working with grassroots to create greener spaces in NYC neighborhoods.

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Health

Embracing native plant life and local biodiversity boosts New Yorkers' well-being .

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Ecology

Biodiversity conservation and ecological awareness create a more resilient city. 

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Equity

Working towards equal access to nature for all

New Yorkers

Meet the Team

Mariellé Anzelone

Executive Director, Founder

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In the News

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Fiscal Sponsor - the Torrey Botanical Society

NYC Wildflower Week is hosted by the Torrey Botanical Society as a way to re-engage New Yorkers with the natural heritage so beloved by our namesake, John Torrey. 

The Society promotes the exploration and study of plant life, with particular focus on the flora of the New York City metro area. Today, it fosters and supports floristic curiosity through indoor meetings (lectures), outdoor meetings (plant walks), fellowships that support graduate study, and publications. For more information: www.torreybotanical.org

For More Info

To learn more about the Torrey Botanical Society, click HERE.

Donate

Support botanical research, education, and cultural programs HERE.

 

Image by John Dean

Collaborator: Elizabeth Daggar, Electrofork

Special thanks to: Becky Hrdy, Past-Treasurer, Torrey Botanical Society

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