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Tulips in Bloom

Red Shine

The tulips planted on Lily Pool Terrace are in bloom! Planted last fall by curator Cayleb Long and BBG interns, this display of over 6,000 plants is one of the most vibrant signs of spring in the Garden. Each year the pattern of the display changes along with the varieties featured so it is always a welcome surprise

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Campaign for the Next Century

Model of the new Visitor Center

If you came out to Sakura Matsuri this past weekend (and we hope you did!), you might have seen a few hints of change at BBG, like the steel framework of the new Visitor Center subtly visible behind the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Renewal is afoot in the Garden with, the Campaign for the Next Century in full swing. To

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Wild Bleeding Heart in Bloom

Wild Bleeding Heart

In contrast to its cousin Dicentra cuccularia, Dicentra eximia, commonly known as wild bleeding heart, is one of our longest flowering and most widely adaptable spring flowers. The blossoms emerge by mid- to late April and will cling to the plant through August and September. Equally at home in full sun or shade and growing

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Trouble in Paradise: Are We Losing Our Native Bees?

Crocus with Bee

On Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. join the Torrey Botanical Society and Dr. Stephen Buchmann for a free illustrated talk showcasing North American native bee diversity and the threats facing bees and other pollinators. Explore the amazing ways bees make a living and learn more about Colony Collapse Disorder and steps the

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Photos from Sakura Matsuri 2011

Sakura 2011

This past weekend the 30th annual Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival brought in close to 70,000 visitors to BBG. With fantastic weather, the cherry trees in peak bloom, and 60-plus events and performances to enjoy, it was and incredible kickoff to spring. We put together a photo selection of some of the weekend

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What is Cosplay?

Cosplay Fashion Show

As many of you who have attended BBG’s Sakura Matsuri in years past have noticed, something very unique is drawing in a different crowd: a multicultural swath of people young and old coming to the annual celebration of Japanese cherry blossoms in strange, sometimes exotic, garments. This phenomenon is known as

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