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Winter Children’s Garden Classes

Discovery Workshop

There's still time to register for Children's Garden winter programs. Classes begin January 19. Participants work in the greenhouse, maintain crops in cold frames and under row covers, and explore the Garden. Sign up today for your child to experience the wonders of the winter season. Trees & Saplings For two- and

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Lilacs on the Move

Moving the Lilacs

BBG will be renovating and expanding the Native Flora Garden in 2011–2012 in celebration of its 100th anniversary. We are taking this opportunity to update the Garden’s Lilac Collection. The last time I had the chance to implement changes to our lilac display was between 1981 and 1985. Now we will be able to

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A Garden of Snow

Snow Day 12/26/2010

Some lucky visitors caught wonderful images of BBG during Sunday's snowstorm. The storm kept the Garden closed while our dedicated hort staff cleared paths and checked the integrity of our plant collections. The Garden is now open. Bring your boots and your cameras—and share your own images at flickr.com/groups/bbgv.

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Chase Away the Winter Blues

Febuary Snow Storm

As many as half of New Yorkers find that the shorter days of fall and winter leave them feeling sluggish and sleepy. Some overeat. Others procrastinate. Some feel "blue." Science has developed some understanding of what causes the "winter blues" and, importantly, what helps keep it at bay. Exposure to daylight, even on a

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Quick Tips for a Greener Holiday

Norfolk Pine

The holiday season is officially here. But if you aren’t careful, the most wonderful time of the year can easily become the most wasteful. Here are some quick ideas for a greener holiday. Tree Tips – There is a common misconception that artificial trees are better for the environment. Aside from being a pain

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BBG Loves Your Photos!

Spieglein, Spieglein, an der Wand / Wer ist die Schönste im ganzen Land?

BBG visitors take amazing photos of the Garden. Posted below are 18 of our recent favorites. We selected these images from a large pool of over 8,500 images that have been added by visitors to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitors Group Pool on Flickr. We encourage all our visitors to add their favorite BBG photos to the

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