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Harvest Season in the Children’s Garden

The Children's Garden

It’s harvest season in the Children’s Garden, and if you walk by on an autumn day you'll see a bounty of veggies ready to be harvested, including kale, lettuce, broccoli, squash, tomatoes...the list goes on! Since the Children’s Garden is closed to visitors, many people wonder who benefits from all this produce. Well, it’s

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Red-tailed Hawk and Natural History

Hawk

It’s always a good day when one of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s regular visitors, the red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicencis) is spotted, except perhaps for the rabbits and rodents. Staff and visitors have regularly seen hawks in the Garden for years. It’s likely that they live nearby in Prospect Park where several red-tailed hawks are

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BBG Supports Plants for the Planet

Sea-Pink

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), a partner of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, has launched Plants for the Planet, a website to promote support for BCGI’s Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. BCGI’s Global Strategy is a campaign that sets 16 targets for coordinated international plant conservation efforts. Many scientists

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Garden Weathers Storm

BBG arborist at work

BBG’s arborists, Travis Wolf and Chris Roddick, joined me for an initial inspection of the grounds this morning. BBG seemed to fare relatively well. While a few trees were lost, either uprooted by the wind or so heavily damaged they will have be removed, the Garden overall was spared what occurred on all sides of us. The Horticulture

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Migration and Hibernation in the Discovery Garden

Discovery Garden

It’s time for the Migration and Hibernation Celebration in the Discovery Garden! As autumn approaches, animals are getting ready for winter. Some stay in Brooklyn while others, like the monarch butterfly, travel incredible distances to overwintering grounds in places like Mexico and California. On September 18 and 19, the Discovery Garden

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Portraits of a Garden V

Portraits of a Garden V: the 2010 BBG Florilegium Exhibition

Portraits of a Garden V: the 2010 BBG Florilegium Exhibition had its opening reception Tuesday afternoon in the Steinhardt Gallery. This new exhibit is a beautiful offering of art from talented Florilegium artists and honors the Florilegium's 10 year anniversary. A florilegium is a collection of artwork representing plants of a specific area.

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Compost in the City

The NYC Compost Project

Without healthy soil, you can’t have healthy plants and the key to healthy soil is compost. Compost is a dark, crumbly nutrient-rich material that improves microbial activity, retains moisture, and helps to alleviate compaction. Best of all it’s made from everyday items that would otherwise go into the trash. Organic waste such as

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Members’ Movie Night Photos

Members' Movie Night and Cocktail Evening

On September 1 Garden members had a rare chance to enjoy BBG at night with a picnic, cocktail night, and the first outdoor movie screening in the Garden's history. Early in the evening sangria was sipped in the Osborne Garden giving members a chance to enjoy live music and interact with Le Guichet, the Alexander Calder sculpture on display until

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