Greenest Block in Brooklyn 2011 Winners

Greenest Block in Brooklyn 2011

On Wednesday, August 3, the winners of the 17th Annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest were announced. The coveted first prize in the residential category was presented to East 25th Street between Clarendon Road and Avenue D. First place in the commercial category went to Atlantic Avenue between Bond Street and Nevins

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Wild Seed Hunters

Seed Collecting in the Pine Barrens

It’s early morning and the dew has evaporated in the July heat. We’re leaving Brooklyn for the wilds of New Jersey, crossing the Verrazano Bridge through the sweltering intensity of the city’s low-hanging haze. We are seven people, in one van, on one mission. We’re after a rare jewel in the world of

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Judging Brooklyn’s Blocks

Unoccupied brownstone garden adoption sign

On a recent hot and sunny Thursday morning, I climbed into BBG’s hybrid SUV armed with a ream of score sheets, a native flora handbook, and a sharp pencil. It was my first time as a staff judge in the Garden’s Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest! My three judging teammates—a GreenBridge staff member, a

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Trimming Our Trees

Chris Roddick

If you walk around BBG often enough, chances are you’ll come across Chris Roddick—if you keep your gaze up toward the sky, that is. Roddick spends much of his time taking the danger out of trees, pruning for the tree’s sake and for our own safety. An ISA-certified arborist at BBG, Chris is also the

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Photos From July Member’s Garden Cocktail Night

Garden Cocktail Night July 2011

On July 6, members gathered around the Lily Pool Terrace to soak up the beautiful summer evening with cold cocktails, live music, and colorful scenery. Fun was had by all, and we look forward to the next Garden Cocktail Nights on August 3 and September 7! For a full list of upcoming events for BBG members, visit Member

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Summer Blooms

Lotus

Summer takes hold at BBG and the Garden is awash with a riot of colors. See the Photos page for more images of the Garden in all of its summer glory!

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