Brian Funk

Brian Funk

 

Curator Brian Funk artfully maintains the balance between the man-made and natural elements found in the Japanese Garden. Brian first joined BBG as a gardener's aide in 1999 as it was undergoing a major restoration, a pivotal time for the Japanese Garden. He was promoted to curator in 2000 and given the opportunity to choose new plant selections, including a variety of bamboos, perennials, and shrubs such as Pieris japonica and Nandina domestica, for use as groundcover, shoreline plantings, and privacy around the perimeter. The restoration was recognized in 2001 with the New York Landmark Conservancy's Preservation Award.

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Eight Things You Probably Don’t Know About Flowering Cherry Trees
Are the Cherries Blooming?
Autumn in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden
Flowering Cherry Trees For Your Own Garden

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