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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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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!


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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