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Ghouls and Gourds 2012

Next Saturday, October 29, children and their families will flock to Ghouls & Gourds, BBG's biggest family event, to enjoy activities ranging from ‘pretend petting zoos’ and live music to costume-making, puppetry, and parades. They’ll also have a chance to meet 14 authors and illustrators of the books they love. Over the past

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A Harvest Reunion

Harvest Reunion

In early October, nine of this year's Junior Botanist and Plant Investigator (JB/PI) participants and their families returned to BBG for our annual September harvest reunion. Inspired by the sunny, crisp fall day, families dove into their harvesting duties. We amassed 117 pounds of fresh veggies, including 46 pounds of ornamental

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Chile Pepper Fiesta Offered a Day of Hot Delights

Chile-chocolate Wonderland

Rain couldn’t dampen BBG’s 2011 Chile Pepper Fiesta, which sizzled with fiery bands and spicy food galore! Free chocolate was a hit in Chile Chocolate Wonderland, where visitors of all ages enjoyed spicy samples from the region’s finest artisanal chocolatiers. Heat seekers enjoyed samples of hot sauce, spicy kimchee, fiery

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Gager Dinner 2011

Gager Dinner 2011

For a new twist on an old favorite, this September’s annual Gager Dinner began with cocktails in the Children’s Garden, a rare treat—normally the maximum age for admission there is 17! Guests enjoyed a look inside the Children’s Garden house, a peek at some plans for the upcoming re-imagining of the south Garden, and

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