BBG Gardens & Collections

First Blooms in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

Tori with cherry blossoms

Of the 26 flowering cherry trees on display in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, 15 began to bloom this week and are holding their blossoms despite the rain. The majority of these trees are Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula', often called weeping cherries. In BBG's collection there are both white and pink varieties. Weeping

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Magnolia Plaza Bursts Into Bloom

Magnolia Plaza

Magnolia Plaza was slow to start this year thanks to the cool weather, but the wait was worth it. Today the trees burst into bloom filling the area near the Visitor Center with sweet scents and a gorgeous array of colorful blossoms. There are 72 trees highlighting 17 different varieties of magnolias on display. To learn

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Visitor Photos of BBG

Orange Reach

Check out the most recent selection of some of our favorite visitor-contributed photos of the Garden! We love seeing your shots of BBG in all seasons. To see these photos in all their glory, visit the large collage at Visitor-Contributed Photos. These photos were selected from the BBG Visitors Group on Flickr. To add your

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South African Bulbs in Bloom

Ferraria crispa

BBG's special collection of South African bulbs are in bloom. While some of the plants begin to flower in December, the best time to see a diverse and beautiful display of these winter bloomers is February through March. Most of the geophytes (commonly called “bulbs”) found in BBG’s Warm Temperate

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Bonsai at BBG

Juniperus chinensis 'Torulosa'

In nature, small details in the shape, texture, and size of a tree’s trunk and branches offer clues about the elements that guided it to grow a particular way. Poetically gnarled trunks and twisted branches tell the story of survival and adaptation to sweeping winds, drought, punishing snows, or even fire over

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Snowstorm Photos

Jan 27 Winter Storm

On January 27, New York was hit with another big snowstorm. According to the mayor's office, the storm dumped 19 inches of snow on the city by 4 a.m. Since January 1, Brooklyn has had a record-setting 36 inches of snow, breaking a record that was last set in 1925. BBG was closed for the day while the horticulture and

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