What’s the buzz at the New York Botanical Garden?

Garden enthusiasts are still talking about the bee-autiful “Antique Garden Furniture Fair” last weekend at the New York Botanical Garden. Twenty seven vendors – including Barbara Israel Garden Antiques in Katonah, Blithewold Home in Mount Kisco and Fleur in Mount Kisco – took part in the event whose kickoff party featured the Englewinds playing Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee,” a honey sampling by City Island Gold Apiary and DJ KISS spinning with the assistance of some very attractive “drones.”

The weekend, NYBG seeks to top itself with its Mother’s Day Garden Party. Challenge mom to a game of giant chess, stroll through a spring landscape that includes the reopened historic Lilac Collection and enjoy live music, along with other special activities.

For Sunday, May 8, make a reservation to savor a “Mother’s Day Brunch & Supper Presented by STARR Catering Group” in the Garden Terrace Room, which will feature a spread of omelets, carving table fare and desserts.

For more, visit nybg.org. And for more on the garden’s 125th anniversary plans, check out WAG’s May “Celebrating Spring” issue. – Georgette Gouveia

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