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Get to Know Your Native Plants

Summer Science Adventures

A “walkabout” is an Aboriginal term for a journey into the wilderness, along which the wanderer would reconnect with stories passed down from ancestors. In the coming weeks, we will be venturing into the wilds of BBG’s Native Flora Garden on a series of Wild Side Discovery Walkabouts for tweens. While we won’t be disappearing into the

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Collecting in the Wild

Pine Barrens Seed Collecting

You won’t find many of the species growing in the Native Flora Garden expansion at a typical nursery. Most came from seeds collected in the wild by me and other horticulturists and botanists from BBG along with our partners at the Greenbelt Native Plant Center. We applied for permits to visit several natural areas many times over three years to

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GoogleServe at BBG

GoogleServe at BBG

More than 80 Google employees volunteered at BBG on June 11 and 12 as part of GoogleServe, the company’s annual week of service during which employees are encouraged to leave the office and participate in service projects in the communities where they live and work. Google volunteers assisted BBG Horticulture staff with weeding and mulching in

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A Q&A with Darrel Morrison, Designer of BBG’s Native Flora Garden Expansion

Darrel Morrison

The celebrated landscape architect Darrel Morrison is best known for designing wide-open prairie-inspired gardens like his landscapes at Storm King Art Center and the Native Plant Garden at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum. But the New York City resident's most recent project is much more urban and closer to home: BBG's Native Flora Garden

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