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The BBG Orchid Collection

Orchids

The BBG has long been known for its diverse and numerous orchid collection. With over 6,000 plants distributed through 240 genera and representing about 980 species from around the world, visitors can often see a wide variety of blooming flowers even at the height of winter. The display is constantly changing as orchids go

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Cherry Blossom Time-lapse (Video)

cherry blossoms

From April 18 to April 26, 2008, over 3,000 digital photos were taken, one every three minutes, of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's famed Cherry Walk. Learn all about Brooklyn Botanic Garden's cherry blossoms at bbg.org/cherries Photography by Dave Allen; music by Jon Solo (jonsolomusic.com).

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Judging Greenest Block in Brooklyn (Video)

Judging Making Brooklyn Bloom

Learn what the judges are looking for as they tour neighborhood gardens and discuss the importance of building community as they choose the winners for the Greenest Block in Brooklyn.

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Tree Trimming (Video)

Tree Trimming

Chris Roddick, Brooklyn Botanic Garden arborist and author of The Tree Care Primer, demonstrates the exciting and skillful art of in-tree pruning!

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Cranford Rose Garden (Video)

Cranford Rose Garden

Witness three days in June at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cranford Rose Garden. To create the unique perspective, each still frame of the video was treated with a tilt-shift lens effect in Photoshop. For more information about the Cranford Rose Garden, visit bbg.org. The music is by Jon Solo

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2006 Titan Arum Bloom (Video)

Titan Arum Bloom, August 2006

The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) is one of the world's most remarkable plants. Native to tropical forests in Sumatra, it produces a monstrous four- to nine-foot-tall flower head, which releases a monstrous stench of putrefaction at peak bloom (another name for the plant is the corpse flower!). The species rarely

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