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Free Discovery Workshops Launch for the Summer

Discovery Garden Workshop

On July 1 we launch our summer season of Discovery Workshops—free garden-based workshops for kids in the Discovery Garden! Throughout July and August, we offer fun, hands-on workshops for kids of all ages on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. to give your family a firsthand learning experience about plants

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Native Plant Month at BBG

Dicentra eximia

This July, join BBG in a monthlong exploration of the plants that thrive in the backyards, parks, and natural spaces of New York City. While the New York metropolitan area is a region known for its natural diversity, the recent completion of a 20-year study by the New York Metropolitan Flora project (NYMF) found that at least 50 varieties of

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BBG’s New Herb Garden Is Open!

Tomatoes

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 brought into cultivation.

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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 pattern affected roses

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Photos from Bee-Day

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, as well as the Sweet

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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 BBG’s community of

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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 singer Maxine Brown,

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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 out various plants of

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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 day, the crew, which

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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 in their Jazz Age finest

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