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Take a Class at BBG!

Dragonfly

Education is a big part of BBG’s mission. Since its inception 100 years ago, the Garden has offered a wide array of classes to thousands of New Yorkers. BBG’s Continuing Education department combines interesting and timely course topics for adults with some of the best instructors in their field to guarantee

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Repotting the Tiger Orchid

On June 28, Aquatic House curator Dave Horak and members of the Horticulture staff repotted BBG’s Grammatophyllum speciosum, commonly known as the tiger orchid. Considered to be the world’s largest orchid species, the plant on display at BBG is a beautiful specimen weighing approximately 300 pounds.

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Curating a Rose Garden

Cranford Rose Garden

Marie Viljoen wrote a great article for AOL’s shelterpop about the Cranford Rose Garden and its curator Sarah Owens. While exploring the basics of rose rosette disease and the opportunities it presented to re-imagine the Rose Garden, there's also some great advice for caring for roses as well as some truly lush

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Linnaean Libation League

Linnaean Libation League

BBG’s quarterly Linnaean Libation League event series returns Thursday, July 15 with NIGHT OF THE MAYFLIES, our first foray into performance! Join us for what is sure to be an intimate evening of merriment & beauty, with a strong chance of hilarity. See a plein air performance of David Ives’s short play Time

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July Garden Cocktail Night

July Garden Cocktail Night

On July 7, BBG members enjoyed live music and cocktails while taking in the summer sunset on Lily Pool Terrace. Judging from the photos, it was a great night for everyone in attendance. Additional cocktail evenings for members are on August 4 and September 1. To learn more about other upcoming member evenings visit

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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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