Ferns: Wild Things Make a Comeback in the Garden

Who needs flowers! The first fiddleheads of spring unfurl a world of green for the garden. Here's information on propagating, dividing, and growing, with an encyclopedia of 65 easy-to-grow species.

  • Introduction, by C. Colston Burrell
  • What Makes a Fern a Fern, by Judith I. Jones
  • Growing Ferns From Spores, by Judith I. Jones
  • Three Easy Ways to Propagate Ferns
  • How to Grow Ferns, by Nancy Swell
  • Landscaping With Ferns, by Nancy Swell
  • Ferns in Containers, by R. William Thomas
  • Encyclopedia of Ferns, by C. Colston Burrell
  • Top Ten Ferns by Region
  • Where to See Ferns, by Charlotte A. Jones-Roe
  • Where to Get Ferns
  • Fern Societies
  • Glossary
  • USDA Hardiness Zone Map

Add Your Comment

Please keep your comments relevant to this article. Comments are moderated and will be posted after BBG staff review. Your email address is required; it will not be displayed, but may be needed to confirm your comments.



WeddingsGarden News BlogCalendarOnline ShopPress Room


8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Labor Day

Members’ Summer Evenings: Wednesdays, 6–8:30 p.m.

More Information


Members Free
Adults $12
Seniors (65 and over) $6
Students with a valid ID $6
Children under 12 Free

More Information


150 Eastern Parkway
455 Flatbush Avenue
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225


Maps, Parking, and Directions

Join BBG

Get free admission and more!
Become a Member