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Who We Are & What We Do

Every May, NYC Wildflower Week presents free live events to showcase the 778 native plants that grow wild in 53,000 acres of open space. We want to help New Yorkers to get to know the nature in their own backyard and encourage them to protect these plants for future generations.

Hiking in Forest


NYC Wildflower Week connects New Yorkers to their local environment and advocates for an urban landscape that is equitable, beautiful, and ecologically resilient.

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Partnering with grassroots to create greener spaces in NYC neighborhoods.



Embracing local biodiversity boosts New Yorkers' well-being .

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Raising ecological awareness creates a more resilient city. 



Working towards equal access to nature for all

New Yorkers.

Meet the Team

Mariellé Anzelone

Executive Director, Founder

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Advisory Board

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Dr. Georgia Silvera Seamans

Local Nature Lab

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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:

For More Info

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


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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