BBG Celebrates 100 Years
A century ago, Brooklyn Botanic Garden's founders had the vision to transform a city ash heap into a premier botanic garden in the heart of the borough. Since the Garden first opened its gates to the public, it has been a vibrant place for education, research, world-class horticulture, and sanctuary. Join us this summer in celebrating our first 100 years and our exciting plans for the future!
100 Years, 100 Stories throughout the Garden
Join BBG for a Garden-wide exhibition celebrating its centennial. Showcasing the Garden's history through stories, photographs, and personal memories, 100 Years, 100 Stories gives visitors a chance to discover BBG's lively history, collections, and achievements. Download the map below for centennial highlights to help guide you on your visit.
From its humble beginnings in the 1800s, BBG has grown to represent the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display. This Garden time line showcases key achievements.