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Garden News Archive

Visitor Photos of BBG

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Orange Reach

Check out the most recent selection of some of our favorite visitor-contributed photos of the Garden! We love seeing your shots of BBG in all seasons. To see these photos in all their glory, visit the large collage at Visitor-Contributed Photos. These photos were selected from the BBG Visitors Group on Flickr. To add your photos to the mix, visit

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Photos from Small Scale

Small Scale

BBG celebrated the opening of its new bonsai exhibition, Graceful Perseverance, with a magical evening called Small Scale on Friday, February 11, in the Palm House. As the evening got under way, guests sipped sake as bonsai curator Julian Velasco spoke about the art of bonsai and the creation of the exhibition. Dinner was an exquisite composition

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South African Bulbs in Bloom

Ferraria crispa

BBG's special collection of South African bulbs are in bloom. While some of the plants begin to flower in December, the best time to see a diverse and beautiful display of these winter bloomers is February through March. Most of the geophytes (commonly called “bulbs”) found in BBG’s Warm Temperate Pavilion are native to South

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Bonsai at BBG

Juniperus chinensis 'Torulosa'

In nature, small details in the shape, texture, and size of a tree’s trunk and branches offer clues about the elements that guided it to grow a particular way. Poetically gnarled trunks and twisted branches tell the story of survival and adaptation to sweeping winds, drought, punishing snows, or even fire over countless years. In bonsai, a

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Small Scale

CV Starr Bonsai Museum

Toast pint-sized beauty at Small Scale, a narrated dinner dedicated to the high arts of Japanese gastronomy and horticulture. Enjoy a five-course meal of small plates featuring unusual micro-vegetables transformed into miniature edible works of art by Bushwick's Momo Sushi Shack (dubbed by London’s Financial Times “the most exciting

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