Nature is often beautiful and sometimes cruel. It is also frequently funny, especially if you have a scatological sense of humor. Case in point: this footage of a monarch caterpillar, taken last week in the Native Flora Garden meadow by curator Uli Lorimer. All kidding aside, any sign of monarchs thriving in Brooklyn or any other urban area is
This video blog from New Learning Times offers a snapshot of BBG's Garden Apprentice Program. Embedded with permission of NLT.
Watch highlights from the 2014 Ghouls & Gourds Festival. Video by Rich Sullivan.
Watch highlights from the 2014 Chile Pepper Festival. Video by Rich Sullivan.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Sakura Matsuri Cosplay Fashion Show is the East Coast’s premier fully produced outdoor cosplay fashion show and features some of the metro area’s most dynamic and creative cosplayers wearing their own handcrafted creations based on anime movies or television series, manga, or video games. Video by Rich Sullivan.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Sakura Matsuri Festival celebrates traditional and contemporary Japanese culture and features taiko drumming, a cosplay fashion show, tea ceremonies, Samurai sword fighting and much more. Video by Rich Sullivan.
Since its founding in 1914, the Children’s Garden has been the cornerstone of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's educational programming—teaching gardening and plant science, instilling healthy eating habits, and fostering a lifelong connection to the environment.
If you've never participated in a Children's Garden class at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, you may not know the joy of biting into a tender kale leaf a moment after picking it; how to identify galinsoga, one of the most common weeds in Brooklyn; or the satisfaction of harvesting beans for dinner. Now's your chance to take a peek inside the picket
Experience the drama of all four seasons in just over two minutes! Witness trees blossoming, flowers blooming, plants growing, and the seasons changing in this time-lapse video taken at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Global environmental activist, author, and founder of Navdanya, Dr. Vandana Shiva presents the Wilbur A. Levin Keynote Address, "Cultivating Resilience: Diversity, Democracy, Community," at Making Brooklyn Bloom at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Spectacular stilt dancers! Victorian toy parlor! Gorgeous fall colors! Shake a tail feather, show off your costume, and carouse with colossal puppets at Brooklyn’s wackiest costume parade.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. In the Garden, in its community, and well beyond, BBG inspires people of all ages through the conservation, display, and enjoyment of
How long does it take to install a 10,000-square-foot meadow on the roof of a building? According to this video, just two minutes! We captured the entirety of the early-autumn installation of 40,000 plants on the roof of BBG’s new Visitor Center—from September 26 to October 31, 2011—in this short time-lapse video. A month of soil
Repotting a normal sized plant is a hassle in its own right. But what if that plant weighs nearly 300 pounds and hangs over a three-foot deep pool? This past June, BBG Aquatic House curator David Horak decided that the tiger orchid (Grammatophyllum speciosum) needed a new basket. The suspended wooden basket had begun to deteriorate and Horak
From April 18 to April 26, 2008, over 3,000 digital photos were taken, one every three minutes, of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's famed Cherry Walk. Learn all about Brooklyn Botanic Garden's cherry blossoms at bbg.org/cherries Photography by Dave Allen; music by Jon Solo (jonsolomusic.com).
Learn what the judges are looking for as they tour neighborhood gardens and discuss the importance of building community as they choose the winners for the Greenest Block in Brooklyn.
Chris Roddick, Brooklyn Botanic Garden arborist and author of The Tree Care Primer, demonstrates the exciting and skillful art of in-tree pruning!
Witness three days in June at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cranford Rose Garden. To create the unique perspective, each still frame of the video was treated with a tilt-shift lens effect in Photoshop. For more information about the Cranford Rose Garden, visit bbg.org. The music is by Jon Solo (myspace.com/jonsolomusic).
The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) is one of the world's most remarkable plants. Native to tropical forests in Sumatra, it produces a monstrous four- to nine-foot-tall flower head, which releases a monstrous stench of putrefaction at peak bloom (another name for the plant is the corpse flower!). The species rarely flowers in cultivation;