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Garden News Archive

Gothamist Gardening Help

shade mix

This week, BBG's Native Flora Garden curator Uli Lorimer weighed in on gothamist.com's new green thumb series giving his advice on native plants to grow in sun and shade in backyards around NYC. Some of the plants he suggests for shady backyards include ferns, snakeroot, and goldenrod. To see the full list of Uli's recommendations, visit Guide To

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Photos of the Spring Gala

Gala 2011

BBG's Spring Gala and After Party welcomed more than 800 guests to an evening filled with drinks, dinner, and dancing set within the beautiful spring scenery of the Garden. The event honored Shelby White and the Leon Levy Foundation with a Visionary Award for the philanthropic commitment they have made to BBG. Martha A. Rubin and Majora Carter were

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Photos from Rose Night

Rose Night 2011

Decked out in their finest hats, BBG members flocked to the Cranford Rose Garden to celebrate the blooming of the roses earlier this June. The warm evening was filled with live music, picnics on the lawn, and of course, guests stopping to smell the roses. For a full list of member's events at BBG, visit Member Events.

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2011 Events Highlights

C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum

This year BBG’s special membership group attended more events than ever before! Here’s a quick look at a few great times we enjoyed: Insider’s Look at Graceful Perseverance | March 30 Bonsai curator Julian Velasco led tours of BBG’s enchanting collection after guests enjoyed an early-spring reception in the Steinhardt

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Restoration of the Cranford Rose Garden

Sweet Afton

In 2005, a mysterious syndrome called rose rosette disease (RRD) was first detected in the Cranford Rose Garden. Often referred to as the witch’s-broom of roses, the disease, which is caused by an unknown pathogen, causes irregular, distorted growth, drastic decline, and eventual death of infected roses. Beyond its devastating impact, not

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