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Happy Bee-Day!

Bee on Prunus davidiana

Join us this Saturday to celebrate the Garden's centennial! We're having a bee-inspired birthday party for all ages with honey tastings, lectures, presentations, tours, and live music throughout the Garden. Tease your beehive into shape for an old-school concert with a cappella kings The Persuasions and the legendary soul

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The Centennial Annual Border Display

Annual Border

In honor of BBG’s centennial, Cayleb Long, the curator of Lily Pool Terrace and Magnolia Plaza, developed a display for the Annual Border that is inspired by plants and design styles popular at the time of BBG’s inception in 1910. While giving a tour and talk to the Garden Guides this morning, Cayleb pointed

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Alexander Calder Sculpture Comes to BBG

Le Guichet at BBG

Today a rigging crew from More Specialized Transport assembled Calder's massive black sculpture Le Guichet (The Box Office) on site in the Osborne Garden. The piece is on loan to BBG in honor of our centennial, as a gift from the Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. For most of the sweltering

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Members’ Centennial Evening

Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra

On June 2, Garden members gathered for a fantastic evening to officially kick off BBG’s centennial season. Guests danced to music from the 1910s and 1920s, performed by Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra, and enjoyed picnicking and relaxing on the grass as the sun set on Cherry Esplanade. Many members came out

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Rose Highlights of BBG

'Harison's Yellow'

With more than 5,000 rosebushes of nearly 1,400 different species and varieties, the Cranford Rose Garden is home to one of largest and most diverse rose collections in the country. Below are five not-to-be missed highlights to look for on your visit. Chosen for their scent, color, and style, these are some of the best

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Bee-Day at BBG!

Bees at BBG

Help BBG celebrate its 100th birthday with a bee-inspired party for all ages! Enjoy honey tastings, lectures, presentations, tours, and live music throughout the Garden with free admission all day. For event details visit Centennial Bee-Day Party.

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