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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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First Snow of 2011

First Snow of 2011

Enjoy this collection of photos from the first snow of 2011 at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. You can also view them in a full-screen slideshow on Flickr.

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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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