BBG's Children's Garden Centennial

Let's Grow

In 2014, Brooklyn Botanic Garden marks the centennial of its pioneering Children’s Garden. BBG was the first botanic garden to create a program exclusively for children—where toddlers to teens are participants, not just spectators, in community horticulture, plant science, and healthy eating. Here children sow, tend, and harvest their own crops and flowers and learn valuable lessons about responsibility, cooperation, and the importance of plants in our lives. This experience has sparked a lifetime of curiosity about nature and devotion to the environment for generations of local families.

Learn more in this short video, and join us in celebrating this remarkable place.

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A History of the Children's Garden

Kids in the Children Garden

Read about children's education at BBG.

Award Winning Programs

BBG President Scot Medbury and Chidi Duke, instructor and alumnus of BBG's Children's Garden, accept the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from First Lady Michelle Obama

BBG wins the National Medal.

Growing Up in the Garden

The 3 Duke Brothers

Meet the Duke brothers.

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