Community Rain Gardening

rain garden

El Puente’s Espiritu Tierra Community Garden is proving that community gardens are great incubators for the sustainable neighborhoods movement. This year, part of GreenBridge’s Community Garden Alliance outreach focus was on rain gardening. That, paired with rain collection efforts at Espiritu Tierra, resulted

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Member’s Movie Night Photos

Members' Movie Night 2011

On Wednesday, August 31, over 1,500 members enjoyed their families, friends, picnics, and a special screening of the 1990 classic film Edward Scissorhands on Cherry Esplanade at the second annual Members’ Movie Night! BBG’s amazing Horticulture and Facilities teams worked hard Monday and Tuesday removing all

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BUGs at the Grassroots

BUGs at work

BBG’s BUGs are out! Brooklyn Urban Gardeners, that is. The first class of BUG—BBG’s new program to train community greening volunteers—has put its newly honed skills to good use. Graduates of the eight-week program received their BBG certificates last January and soon dug into creative and

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A Children’s Garden of Wildflowers

Discovery Garden Wildflower Meadow

The meadow in BBG’s Discovery Garden has undergone an overhaul since 2009, when the central beds had to be excavated in order to remove a failing ginkgo tree. New native meadow species were selected based on their allure for kids and wildlife alike, propagated in BBG’s greenhouses, then laid out to create

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Garden Closed for Cleanup


BBG will remain closed to the public on Tuesday, August 30, while staff continue to clean up after Hurricane Irene. Much was accomplished today, however, BBG's Horticulture team needs additional time to assess the integrity of collections as well as safety for visitors. This morning, tall annuals and vines looked

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New Jersey Gardens Offer Tours to Honor Betty Scholtz

Hardie Garden

Two strikingly different gardens on a leafy street in Nutley, New Jersey, will open to the public on Saturday, September 10. Silas Mountsier and Graeme Hardie will offer tours of their private gardens, both designed by Richard Hartlage and featured on Anne Raver’s “Great Gardens” list. The occasion is

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