Restoration of the Cranford Rose Garden

Sweet Afton

In 2005, a mysterious syndrome called rose rosette disease (RRD) was first detected in the Cranford Rose Garden. Often referred to as the witch’s-broom of roses, the disease, which is caused by an unknown pathogen, causes irregular, distorted growth, drastic decline, and eventual death of infected roses. Beyond its

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a canary torsi Performs Paradis at BBG

Wilderness: Paradis

Preparations are underway to present three performances of Wilderness: Paradis, a new piece by acclaimed choreographer Yanira Castro | a canary torsi, on site at BBG next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The piece is actually part of Dance Theater Workshop’s 2011 spring season, but has been sculpted especially for

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Plants, Food, and Beyond

The Children's Garden

BBG communications manager Kate Blumm has a new column in Brooklyn Bread, a monthly magazine dedicated to Brooklyn foodie culture. In the most recent issue she wrote about BBG's Children's Garden and got Children's Garden curator Dave Daly to list some of his favorite edibles to grow in the ground or in containers with

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Bluebell Wood Bursting With Color

Bluebell Wood

All the rain in Brooklyn this past week has made the blooms in Bluebell Wood incredibly vivid and lush. Designed by Robert Hyland, BBG's former VP of Horticulture, in 1994, this planting of 45,000 Spanish bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior') has become a much-loved spring feature of the Garden. Prior to the

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Spring Weekend Discovery Workshops

Spring Discovery Workshop

Drop in for free family workshops to soak up spring in the Discovery Garden! Children will become naturalists as they explore plant and animal life cycles, watch the garden come magically to life, and experience the springtime world through fun, hands-on activities. Saturdays: May 21, June 4 Drop in 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

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BUGs Go Places

Nina Browne

After a successful training program last fall, the very first class of certified Brooklyn Urban Gardeners (BUGs) is making a difference to community greening efforts throughout Brooklyn. “BUG gave me the tools, knowledge, and confidence to revitalize a community garden,” reports Erik Rosenberg, a certified BUG

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