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Free Discovery Workshops Launch for the Summer

Discovery Garden Workshop

On July 1 we launch our summer season of Discovery Workshops—free garden-based workshops for kids in the Discovery Garden! Throughout July and August, we offer fun, hands-on workshops for kids of all ages on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. to give your family a firsthand

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Native Plant Month at BBG

Dicentra eximia

This July, join BBG in a monthlong exploration of the plants that thrive in the backyards, parks, and natural spaces of New York City. While the New York metropolitan area is a region known for its natural diversity, the recent completion of a 20-year study by the New York Metropolitan Flora project (NYMF) found that at

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BBG’s New Herb Garden Is Open!

Tomatoes

After two years of construction, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s new Herb Garden opened to the public the first week of June. With a focus on the origins, botany, and beauty of the plants we know as food, the garden’s herbs and vegetables are grouped geographically according to where they were first domesticated and

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Meet the Curator: Sarah Owens, the Cranford Rose Garden

Cranford Rose Garden

If you’ve visited the Cranford Rose Garden recently, you might have noticed a few dramatic differences in the landscape. About five years ago, a mysterious pathogen called rose rosette disease (RRD) was detected in the Cranford Rose Garden. Often referred to as witch’s broom because of the deformed growth

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Photos from Bee-Day

BBG's Centennial Bee-Day Party

Last Saturday, BBG celebrated its 100th birthday with a Bee-Day party that highlighted the importance of bees in our world with honey tastings, lectures, presentations, tours, and live music throughout the Garden. The day culminated with an old-school concert on Cherry Esplanade featuring Brooklyn natives the Persuasions,

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100 Years, 100 Stories Installation

100 Years, 100 Stories Exhibit

BBG is proud to celebrate its centennial with 100 Years, 100 Stories, a collection of reminiscences from some of the many individuals whose passion and support have made the Garden’s remarkable 100-year journey possible. The selection of photos and memorabilia on display in the Steinhart Gallery were gathered from

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