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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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Photos from Sakura Matsuri 2010

Sakura 2010

With more than 40,000 visitors enjoying great weather and 60-plus events and performances at the Garden, this year's Sakura Matsuri was an incredible weekend-long celebration, even without cherry blossom petals blowing in the breeze. We've put together a slideshow of some of the many performances and inspired costumes we

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