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South African Bulbs in Bloom

Ferraria crispa

BBG's special collection of South African bulbs are in bloom. While some of the plants begin to flower in December, the best time to see a diverse and beautiful display of these winter bloomers is February through March. Most of the geophytes (commonly called “bulbs”) found in BBG’s Warm Temperate

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Bonsai at BBG

Juniperus chinensis 'Torulosa'

In nature, small details in the shape, texture, and size of a tree’s trunk and branches offer clues about the elements that guided it to grow a particular way. Poetically gnarled trunks and twisted branches tell the story of survival and adaptation to sweeping winds, drought, punishing snows, or even fire over

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Small Scale

CV Starr Bonsai Museum

Toast pint-sized beauty at Small Scale, a narrated dinner dedicated to the high arts of Japanese gastronomy and horticulture. Enjoy a five-course meal of small plates featuring unusual micro-vegetables transformed into miniature edible works of art by Bushwick's Momo Sushi Shack (dubbed by London’s Financial Times

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Snowstorm Photos

Jan 27 Winter Storm

On January 27, New York was hit with another big snowstorm. According to the mayor's office, the storm dumped 19 inches of snow on the city by 4 a.m. Since January 1, Brooklyn has had a record-setting 36 inches of snow, breaking a record that was last set in 1925. BBG was closed for the day while the horticulture and

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Momo’s Japanese Tapas

Momo Sushi Shack Tapas

To celebrate the opening of BBG's bonsai show, Graceful Perseverance, the Garden will host an intimate evening event. Titled Small Scale, the evening will feature a short program of traditional Japanese dance by the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York and a talk by curator Julian Velasco on the art of bonsai. Momo

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Winter Photography at BBG

Even in the winter, BBG is a beautiful place to photograph. As you wander the grounds you may see small bursts of color emerging from white towers of snow, or the silhouettes of leafless trees against snow-heavy clouds might catch your eye and make the perfect shot. Some of our recent visitors have captured some truly

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