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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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Bloodroot in Bloom

Sanguinaria canadensis

Spring ephemeral Sanguinaria canadensis (commonly known as bloodroot, puccoon, red puccoon, Indian paint, snakebite, tetterwort, sweet slumber) is in bloom in the Native Flora Garden this week. I reserve a special sort of admiration for the first rugged plants to slip free of winter’s lingering grasp, and bloodroot

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Peak Bloom in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

Higan cherry blossoms

Most of the flowering cherry trees in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden are in peak bloom! This weekend should be an excellent time to come out and celebrate hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying and celebrating the transitory beauty of the cherry blossom season. The blooms only last a few days once they peak,

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The Roots Recognize Earth Day in Promo Filmed at BBG

Ever spotted your favorite garden on Gossip Girl, in Vogue, on Saturday Night Live, or in a Kohl’s ad? If so, you’ve seen some of our greatest recent hits of commercial photography—that is, the production crews who come to the Garden to use its dramatic backdrops for their own commercial projects. Our

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BBG Announces $7.5M Leon Levy Foundation Gift for Campaign for the Next Century

Water conservation project kick-off

The Leon Levy Foundation, led by philanthropist Shelby White, has pledged its support of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Campaign for the Next Century with a gift of $7.5 million, the largest contribution by a living donor in the institution’s 100-year history. The gift will help support a suite of projects and

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Photos of Hanami From Japan

Hanami in Japapn

Writer, photographer, and friend of BBG Keight Beaven sent us some great hanami photos from Japan. In her note she said: "This year while teaching English in Nagoya-shi, Aichi I was lucky enough to experience the beauty of Japanese flowering cherry trees first hand. Lasting for just two weeks, hanami is one of the most

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