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2012 Winter Warm-up

President’s Circle visit to Aquatic House 2012

Orchids make up the most diverse plant family on earth, comprising between 20,000 and 30,000 species. BBG’s renowned orchid collection contains over 6,000 of these precious plants, and on a rainy night in February, our President’s Circle members and friends got a behind-the-scenes look at their home in the Robert W. Wilson Aquatic House.

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Snowdrop Struck


Snowdrops (Galanthus species) are in bloom all over the Garden this month, and to the uninitiated, these lovely little white blossoms all look pretty much the same. Galanthophiles know better. The rabid fans of the genus revel in the variations between different forms, obsessively collecting them and sometimes paying hundreds of dollars for a

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Global Worrying?

Daffodils in the Discovery Garden

First came the news that the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones have shifted (Welcome to Zone 7b, Brooklyn!). Then all over the Garden, snowdrops, daffodils, and crocuses were in full bloom days in advance of Groundhog Day. Now the warm weather has forced the cancellation of Winter Jam, the snow sports festival that was supposed to have taken place at

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