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Why Are Flowers Blooming Now?


Clumps of white Christmas roses, masses of green-hued stinking hellebores, and white, pink, and red camellias have been popping out near BBG’s newly renovated Flatbush Avenue entrance. A grouping of cherry laurel shrubs by the Children’s Garden is also making a little show of delicate white blossoms, and the spidery

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Eat Local: Sourdough Honey Rose Cake

Sourdough Honey RoseCake

Sourdough is more versatile than many people realize. It is wonderful for sweet baked goods like this honey rose cake, to which it lends a light, acidic flavor that compliments the honey, citrus, and floral notes. It is created with a fermentation culture of Lactobacillus bacteria and wild Saccharomyces yeasts that live

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BBG’s Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden: A History

Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

Opened in 1915, BBG’s Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden is one of the oldest extant Japanese-inspired gardens in the United States and the first to be built in a public botanic garden. More than a century later, it remains a testament to Americans’ enduring appreciation of Japanese gardens. The garden is a modeled after a

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Introducing the New BBG.org

The new website for Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Welcome to Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s new website! For the past year, BBG’s web team has been hard at work creating a site that’s easy to use whether you’re on your phone, your tablet, or your computer. Please take a moment to explore. What’s New? Content optimized for mobile phones and other devices

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Last of the Million Trees Given Away at BBG

MillionTreesNYC Giveaway

New Yorkers thronged to Brooklyn Botanic Garden this weekend to collect the last hundred trees given out by MillionTreesNYC. The campaign launched in 2007 as a partnership between the city and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), a nonprofit urban greening organization founded by Bette Midler. The goal, of course: to

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Birds of Brooklyn: Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Bird-watchers are always looking for the rare bird, and before 1950 the tufted titmouse was rare indeed, at least around Brooklyn or anywhere in the NYC area. Things are different now. Two factors—climate change and an increase in home feeding stations—have allowed the tufted titmouse to expand its range, and now they

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