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Ghouls & Gourds at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Video)

Ghouls and Gourds

Spectacular stilt dancers! Victorian toy parlor! Gorgeous fall colors! Shake a tail feather, show off your costume, and carouse with colossal puppets at Brooklyn’s wackiest costume parade.

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What Gives Leaves Their Fall Color?

Native Flora Garden

As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, the leaves of our broad-leaf trees are losing their green, and entire forests are turning shades of gold and yellow, orange, red, and purple. This process is one of nature’s most beautiful spectacles, but the changes that create it occur within each tiny leaf cell, where pigment molecules are

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Nastiest. Mushroom. Ever.

Elegant Stinkhorn

An alarming fungus is popping up quick Called elegant stinkhorn or the devil’s dipstick As distasteful to the nose as it is to the eyes Its odor’s designed to attract pesky flies Insects feed on the slimy stalk And spread its spores around the block A member of family Phallaceae and Mutinus genus

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Con Edison Public Affairs Retreat

Con Edison Public Affairs Retreat

On Monday, October 15, Con Edison hosted a retreat for its Public Affairs division in the new Visitor Center's Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium. Con Edison has been a longtime corporate partner of the Garden, providing both operational support—primarily through sponsorship of BBG’s public festivals—and capital support through the Campaign for

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President’s Circle Dinner 2012

President's Circle Dinner 2012

At September’s annual President’s Circle Dinner, attendees bid adieu to summer with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on Lily Pool Terrace before enjoying dinner in the Palm House. The beautiful early-autumn weather inspired lively conversation among President’s Circle members and BBG’s Horticulture staff, including its new vice president,

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Fall Leaves: Coming Soon!

Fall Leaf Collecting

If you compost, this time of year is probably one of your favorites. The air is crisp, the garden still looks beautiful, and, best of all, leaves are starting to fall from the trees. Why would mounds of leaves excite the average composter? They are an essential ingredient in a pleasant-smelling, fast-decomposing compost pile. Composting requires

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Look, Up in the Sky!

Brooklyn Grange

Living roofs have been sprouting up all over New York City lately—on luxury apartment buildings, public housing units, schools, office towers, and at BBG, of course! Some are park-like retreats, others look more like windswept prairies, some even support thriving vegetable farms. BBG's latest handbook, Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens, provides a

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