Ashley Gamell

Ashley Gamell


Ashley Gamell is the fifth generation of her family to enjoy the urban oasis that is Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She began working at BBG as a college student teaching the Summer Science Program, and has continued on as a BBG plant educator since then, first in the Children’s Garden, and now in the Discovery Garden. Ashley particularly enjoys creating opportunities for children to connect with edible and native plantings in the Discovery Garden. She also cares for BBG’s unique collection of teaching plants in the Education Greenhouses. As a gardener, educator, and poet, Ashley is always looking for the tiny details that make nature so magical, and loves to share that magic with visitors of all ages.


Current classes taught by Ashley Gamell

Online Articles

What’s Happening to These Leaves?
Anyone Inside?
How Do Buds Survive Winter?
Where Did the Turtles Go?
Good-bye to the Discovery Garden…for Now
Get to Know Your Native Plants
Woodpeckers, Wintersweet, and More
Sharing the Fall with Children
A Children’s Garden of Wildflowers
Spring Weekend Discovery Workshops
Migration and Hibernation in the Discovery Garden

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The Kid’s Guide to Exploring Nature
Easy Compost
Edible Gardens

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