With a grand total of 36 residential semifinalists, whittled down from 188 original entrants, the first round of judging is now over for the 2011 Greenest Block in Brooklyn competition! GreenBridge program manager Nina Browne assures us that "the competition is fierce" this year. To view the semifinalists, visit Greenest
Each year since 1996, members of BBG's Gager Society take a trip to explore gorgeous private gardens in the tri-state area. This past June, the Gager Society and a handful of Garden staff took a tour of two unique gardens in Pennsylvania’s Bucks County. The members of the Gager Society make up the inner circle of
For a hardcore locavore chef, working at BBG’s Terrace Cafe is something close to a dream. “I got mustard greens, dragon carrots, rhubard, purslane, spring onions, and sorrel this week,” says Ariel Nadelberg, the Cafe’s new chef. Each of the ingredients she gets from the Herb Garden—in
This week, BBG's Native Flora Garden curator Uli Lorimer weighed in on gothamist.com's new green thumb series giving his advice on native plants to grow in sun and shade in backyards around NYC. Some of the plants he suggests for shady backyards include ferns, snakeroot, and goldenrod. To see the full list of Uli's
BBG's Spring Gala and After Party welcomed more than 800 guests to an evening filled with drinks, dinner, and dancing set within the beautiful spring scenery of the Garden. The event honored Shelby White and the Leon Levy Foundation with a Visionary Award for the philanthropic commitment they have made to BBG. Martha A.
Decked out in their finest hats, BBG members flocked to the Cranford Rose Garden to celebrate the blooming of the roses earlier this June. The warm evening was filled with live music, picnics on the lawn, and of course, guests stopping to smell the roses. For a full list of member's events at BBG, visit Member Events.