As BBG's stunning cherry collection demonstrates, a wide variety of flowering cherry cultivars grow well in Brooklyn. Many also make great additions to a home garden or backyard—not only here but throughout USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9. Cherry trees come in a wide range of shapes, and there's even a "patio cherry,"
The NYC Compost Project hosted by Brooklyn Botanic Garden has launched a new food scrap drop-off program. You can now drop off your scraps every Wednesday morning from 8 to 10 a.m. at these commuter composting stations: Franklin Avenue and Eastern Parkway, north corner, near the entrance of the 2, 3, 4, 5 subway station
The magnolias have started to bloom! There is no better place to experience the breadth of this genera than Magnolia Plaza, where you can see examples of about 30 different species, hybrids, and cultivars. This collection showcases the rich history and lineage of one of our most beautiful flowering ornamentals. The
There’s something that most of us adults took for granted growing up that today’s kids seldom get to do—go outside and play. What was once one of the great simple joys of childhood has now given way to more screen time and more structured activities. That’s why I’m delighted that the one-acre Discovery Garden
When Brooklyn Botanic Garden's new Discovery Garden opens in June, BBG's youngest visitors will have their first opportunity to explore this naturalistic, immersive landscape created especially for kids. Its designer, the award-winning firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, is well known for environmentally sustainable
Right about now, people are dying to know when the first cherry cultivars will blossom in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and when Cherry Esplanade will be at peak bloom. Is there any way to know in advance? Can data from past bloom times and weather conditions help predict when cherry cultivars—or any other flowering