Autumn in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

Japanese Garden

Hanami, the Japanese tradition of viewing the cherry blossoms, has become a well-known and much-loved tradition for the thousands of visitors who flock to the Garden each spring. Momijigari, or autumn leaf viewing, is less famous but well worth embracing too. Each fall, Japanese nature lovers venture into gardens, parks,

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The Gager Society Is Now the President’s Circle

Cherry Esplanade

In the 101 years that BBG has existed, the Garden has had only six leaders. Dr. Charles Stuart Gager was the first. About 20 years ago, to recognize members who join the Garden at the highest membership level, the Gager Society was created in that visionary first director’s name. Today, in addition to the current

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Beyond Fall Foliage

Duck Bath

Autumn BBG visitors looking for signs of the season can't help but notice the yellows, oranges, and reds spreading out from within the greenery. Some see more surprising glimpses of fall, too, like those same fall colors reflected in water; migrating birds, up close and personal; or leaflike patterns created by tire tracks

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Moody’s Volunteerism at BBG

Moody's Volunteers in Bluebell Wood

Bringing the seasons to life throughout the Garden's 52 acres is no small task! BBG's dedicated horticulture staff works hard to keep the Garden beautiful year round and often receives help from our Corporate Members. This fall, BBG highlights our partnership with Moody's, a longtime Corporate Member whose employees

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Teen Apprentices Grow…and Grow


Know any teens who want to help save the earth? The BBG’s Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) could be the perfect way to start them off. GAP teens learn about urban farming, science, and the environment while working in one of the most exciting public gardens in the world. They grow, harvest, and cook their own crops,

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A Snowy Surprise for Ghouls and Gourds

Ghouls & Gourds 2011

Last Saturday's strange snowstorm unfortunately coincided with our annual Halloween celebration, Ghouls and Gourds, which director of Public Programs Anita Jacobs and her crew meticulously planned as a day of zany, engaging activities and performances with a Victorian flair. The unexpectedly heavy precipitation forced us to

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