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Snowstorm Photos

Jan 27 Winter Storm

On January 27, New York was hit with another big snowstorm. According to the mayor's office, the storm dumped 19 inches of snow on the city by 4 a.m. Since January 1, Brooklyn has had a record-setting 36 inches of snow, breaking a record that was last set in 1925. BBG was closed for the day while the horticulture and maintenance staff worked to

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Momo’s Japanese Tapas

Momo Sushi Shack Tapas

To celebrate the opening of BBG's bonsai show, Graceful Perseverance, the Garden will host an intimate evening event. Titled Small Scale, the evening will feature a short program of traditional Japanese dance by the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York and a talk by curator Julian Velasco on the art of bonsai. Momo Sushi Shack, a rising star

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Winter Photography at BBG

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Even in the winter, BBG is a beautiful place to photograph. As you wander the grounds you may see small bursts of color emerging from white towers of snow, or the silhouettes of leafless trees against snow-heavy clouds might catch your eye and make the perfect shot. Some of our recent visitors have captured some truly beautiful moments in the

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First Snow of 2011

First Snow of 2011

Enjoy this collection of photos from the first snow of 2011 at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. You can also view them in a full-screen slideshow on Flickr.

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Winter Children’s Garden Classes

Discovery Workshop

There's still time to register for Children's Garden winter programs. Classes begin January 19. Participants work in the greenhouse, maintain crops in cold frames and under row covers, and explore the Garden. Sign up today for your child to experience the wonders of the winter season. Trees & Saplings For two- and three-year-olds with a

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Lilacs on the Move

Moving the Lilacs

BBG will be renovating and expanding the Native Flora Garden in 2011–2012 in celebration of its 100th anniversary. We are taking this opportunity to update the Garden’s Lilac Collection. The last time I had the chance to implement changes to our lilac display was between 1981 and 1985. Now we will be able to evaluate the health of

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