Children & Families Blog

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

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School Cafeteria Lunch Goes Green

Harvest Lunch at BASE

Delicious fresh picked salad greens, a spicy radish relish, and garden-fresh herbed honey mustard dressing were featured in the Prospect Heights High School cafeteria on Thursday. These seasonal foods were grown and harvested by a dedicated group of 15 students from the Brooklyn Academy for Science and the Environment

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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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Fall in the Children’s Garden

Children's Garden Harvest

With harvest season upon us, the Children’s Garden has a bounty of vegetables and flowers just waiting to be picked—and there’s still time to sign up for fall programs. Summer participants worked to make sure the plots were filled with root veggies, beans, peas, greens, and other yummy cool weather crops. Not only

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Market Day in the Children’s Garden

Market Day in the Children's Garden

The Children's Garden was filled with handmade items and tasty, locavore treats —mint lemonade, fresh lassis, homemade salsas, chutneys, pickles, and more—on Friday. All were made by Seeds and City Farmers participants, who harvested ingredients right from the garden and took turns as buyers and sellers for Market Day.

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Children’s Garden Honored

Children's Garden

BBG’s Children’s Garden has won the American Horticultural Society’s Jane L. Taylor Award for its work in nurturing future horticulturalists. The Children’s Garden is the oldest such garden in the U.S. and was founded in 1914 by Ellen Eddy Shaw, a former schoolteacher. After visiting a little boy on Myrtle Avenue

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