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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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Cherry Esplanade in Bloom

Cherry Esplanade

If you've been waiting to come and see Cherry Esplanade and Cherry Walk in bloom, now is the time to take a trip to BBG! The two allées of Prunus 'Kanzan' on Cherry Esplanade began to open on Monday and should be in peak bloom by Thursday afternoon and continue through this weekend's Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom

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Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks Volunteer Day

Weeding and mulching the Liberty Maples

This past Monday Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks volunteers came to BBG ready to help with some spring clean-up along Cherry Esplanade. In the morning, BBG arborists Chris Roddick and Travis Wolf led the group in mulching and weeding the liberty maples that line the esplanade and in the afternoon the volunteers had the

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Dutchman’s Breeches in Bloom

Dutchman's breeches

Dicentra cuccullaria often called Dutchman’s breeches, bachelor’s breeches, boys-and-girls, kitten breeches, little-boy’s breeches, or staggerweed is in bloom in the Native Flora Garden. Soft pale green pinnate foliage, feathery texture, and dainty flowers hanging like charms on a bracelet makes this

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