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Mother’s Day at BBG

Bluebell Wood

Not sure what to do for Mother's Day this year? Come take a Garden tour and celebrate the many blooming plants of spring! The tour meets at 3 p.m. in front of the Visitor Center on Sunday, May 9. Highlights include the 45,000 blooming Spanish bluebells in Bluebell Wood, lilacs, wisteria, azaleas, crabapples, Japanese tree

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Art and Scientific Correspondence: Methods, Metaphors, Missives

Untitled, BBG-9 from My Garden Pets

On May 16th at 3:30 p.m. Brooklyn Botanic Garden's inaugural artist-in-residence program presents a panel exploring the intersection of contemporary art and the history of natural science. Join artists Alexis Rockman and Emilie Clark, whose exhibition My Garden Pets is currently on view in the Steinhardt Conservatory

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Taiko Masala Sneak Peek Video

Taiko Masala at BBG

As if we weren’t already over-the-top excited for next weekend’s Sakura Matsuri Festival, Taiko Masala came by the Garden this morning for a preview! They’re called the "Thunder Drummers” for good reason⎯their performance of Japan’s traditional drumming, taiko, rumbles like

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Tulip Time

Annual Border

The tulips planted in the Annual Bed have begun to open and create a gorgeous color display in the Lily Pool Terrace. Planted by curator Cayleb Long last fall, these spring bloomers have made a bit of an early debut thanks in part to the unseasonable warm 80-degree weather enjoyed in Brooklyn this past week. Of particular

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March is Magnolia Month!

Leonard Messel Magnolia

It’s a beautiful day in the Judith D. Zuk Magnolia Plaza at BBG! Many of the trees are in bloom creating a space that smells as good as it looks. The plaza started with only 8 trees that were first planted in 1933. Over time our collection has grown to 72 trees covering 17 varieties. Visitors in late March can see

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Spring Awakens

Early spring color in the Discovery Garden

Brooklyn has seen some lovely weather in the past few weeks (along with some pretty serious rain) and that's caused spring to awaken all around the garden. From early snow drops and crocuses to flowering apricot and peach trees, there's quite a lot to see in bloom this March! The first to emerge were hellebores. There's

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