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
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.
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
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
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
Most people can tell the difference between an iPad and a Kindle when doing their holiday shopping, but how many can tell whether it's a Douglas-fir or a Norway spruce in their living room? BBG's handy Holiday Tree Key can help! Just choose the illustrations that best describe your tree, and as soon as you've identified