NYBG’s latest acquisition comes courtesy of a very special guest. The one and only Neil deGrasse Tyson paid us a special visit to gift the Garden with a graft of Sir Isaac Newton’s famous apple tree! The sapling, grown from a cutting of the same tree that inspired Newton to develop his universal law of gravitation, will live in our Nolen Greenhouses until it is strong enough to be planted on grounds where everybody can admire it.

Neil deGrasse Tyson was once a young aspiring scientist here in the Bronx, and now a tree famous for having inspired a great scientific mind can inspire future generations here in his hometown. We cannot thank him enough for bringing a piece of scientific history to add to our collection.

See the video of Tyson’s visit on NYBG’s Plant Talk blog. ~LM