April 22–September 22, 2013
This summer, Brooklyn Botanic Garden adds several new plant communities to its cherished Native Flora Garden. This exhibit celebrates this garden opening with photographs of beautiful and rare native plants by Uli Lorimer, curator of BBG's Native Flora Garden.
For the past eight years, Uli Lorimer has curated Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Native Flora Garden, where he has tended its historic collection and introduced many rare and unusual species of plants indigenous to the region. His work on the creation of the new Native Flora Garden extension has included collecting seeds from the wild to be propagated and planted in the garden’s re-created habitats.
Integral to Uli’s work is studying and documenting the biodiversity of the natural environment. The photographs in this exhibition demonstrate his artistry and devotion to native plants and the organisms that have coevolved with them.