Spring Beauty in the Native Flora Garden

Claytonia virginica

Few flowers epitomize the grace of spring ephemerals like Claytonia virginica, commonly called spring beauty, fairy spud, good-morning-spring, musquash, wild-potato, or miskodeed. Spreading like a carpet over the forest floor, the candy-striped flowers are among the earliest to open after the snow has melted and spring

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It’s Wildflower Week!

Yellow lady slipper

NYC Wildflower Week celebrates the more than 53,000 acres of open space and 778 native plants found in the five boroughs. This Tuesday, May 10, curator Uli Lorimer will lead a special tour of the Native Flora Garden highlighting spring ephemerals, native lady's slipper orchids, indigenous azaleas, ferns, and aquatic plants

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at BBG

Syringa chinensis

Need somewhere special to take mom for Mother's Day this Sunday? Bring her on a tour of BBG to smell the lilacs and enjoy the bright blooms of tulips, wisteria, azaleas, crabapples, Japanese tree peonies, and more! The Lilac Collection underwent a renovation this past winter and has just recently begun to bloom. There are

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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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