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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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BBG's Centennial Bee-Day Party

Last Saturday, BBG celebrated its 100th birthday with a Bee-Day party that highlighted the importance of bees in our world with honey tastings, lectures, presentations, tours, and live music throughout the Garden. The day culminated with an old-school concert on Cherry Esplanade featuring Brooklyn natives the Persuasions,

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100 Years, 100 Stories Installation

100 Years, 100 Stories Exhibit

BBG is proud to celebrate its centennial with 100 Years, 100 Stories, a collection of reminiscences from some of the many individuals whose passion and support have made the Garden’s remarkable 100-year journey possible. The selection of photos and memorabilia on display in the Steinhart Gallery were gathered from

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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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