Gardens & Collections Blog

Rose Highlights of BBG

'Harison's Yellow'

With more than 5,000 rosebushes of nearly 1,400 different species and varieties, the Cranford Rose Garden is home to one of largest and most diverse rose collections in the country. Below are five not-to-be missed highlights to look for on your visit. Chosen for their scent, color, and style, these are some of the best

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Tulip Time

Annual Border

The tulips planted in the Annual Bed have begun to open and create a gorgeous color display in the Lily Pool Terrace. Planted by curator Cayleb Long last fall, these spring bloomers have made a bit of an early debut thanks in part to the unseasonable warm 80-degree weather enjoyed in Brooklyn this past week. Of particular

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March is Magnolia Month!

Leonard Messel Magnolia

It’s a beautiful day in the Judith D. Zuk Magnolia Plaza at BBG! Many of the trees are in bloom creating a space that smells as good as it looks. The plaza started with only 8 trees that were first planted in 1933. Over time our collection has grown to 72 trees covering 17 varieties. Visitors in late March can see

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The BBG Orchid Collection

Orchids

The BBG has long been known for its diverse and numerous orchid collection. With over 6,000 plants distributed through 240 genera and representing about 980 species from around the world, visitors can often see a wide variety of blooming flowers even at the height of winter. The display is constantly changing as orchids go

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2006 Titan Arum Bloom (Video)

Titan Arum Bloom, August 2006

The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) is one of the world's most remarkable plants. Native to tropical forests in Sumatra, it produces a monstrous four- to nine-foot-tall flower head, which releases a monstrous stench of putrefaction at peak bloom (another name for the plant is the corpse flower!). The species rarely

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