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Campaign for the Next Century

If you came out to Sakura Matsuri this past weekend (and we hope you did!), you might have seen a few hints of change at BBG, like the steel framework of the new Visitor Center subtly visible behind the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Renewal is afoot in the Garden with, the Campaign for the Next Century in full swing. To learn more, visit , a fresh new website devoted exclusively to the Campaign, BBG’s most significant garden renewal effort since its founding 100 years ago. With projects that affect virtually every part of the Garden—and some that even extend beyond its borders—these dramatic and ambitious enhancements will help us meet the rapidly changing needs of BBG’s audience and the world.

Here’s just a sampling of some of the Campaign projects:

  • Expansions of the Native Flora Garden, Discovery Garden, and Herb Garden, and a brand-new Woodland Garden and Water Garden
  • A new, greener Visitor Center with more amenities for visitors
  • The installation of an innovative water recirculation system that will capture up to 30 million gallons of rainwater annually and greatly lessen the Garden’s dependence on the greater New York water supply
  • Enriched community programs to help make hands-on horticulture a Brooklyn standard

On display now in the current Visitor Center, located in the Administration Building, is a 3-D architectural model of the new Visitor Center, along with ten large backlit wall panels showing each project in detail. Next time you're at the Garden, be sure to stop by to learn more about the changes at BBG!

April Greene is the Major Gifts and Special Events associate.

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Visitors view the 3D model of the new Visitor Center. Photo by April Greene.