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2012 Calendar Contest Winner: August

When BBG’s staff was brainstorming to find a theme for our 2012 calendar, we came up with an intriguing question: What would happen if we tapped into the amazing pool of talented photographers who enthusiastically document the Garden throughout the seasons? To learn the answer, we held a photo contest. The submissions

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A Rare and Beautiful Event: BBG’s Tiger Orchid Blooms

Tiger Orchid Bloom in 2011

It’s not every day that a tiger orchid blooms in Brooklyn. It’s not even every year. In fact, BBG’s Grammatophyllum speciosum had only bloomed twice in its 13-year residence here—until now. The 300-pound tropical orchid has thrived since it was repotted in June 2010 and is now producing a magnificent

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A Children’s Garden of Wildflowers

Discovery Garden Wildflower Meadow

The meadow in BBG’s Discovery Garden has undergone an overhaul since 2009, when the central beds had to be excavated in order to remove a failing ginkgo tree. New native meadow species were selected based on their allure for kids and wildlife alike, propagated in BBG’s greenhouses, then laid out to create

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Garden Closed for Cleanup

Pears

BBG will remain closed to the public on Tuesday, August 30, while staff continue to clean up after Hurricane Irene. Much was accomplished today, however, BBG's Horticulture team needs additional time to assess the integrity of collections as well as safety for visitors. This morning, tall annuals and vines looked

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Plants and Pollinators at the Rose Arc Pool

<em>Rosa</em> 'Awakening'

While restoration of the Cranford Rose Garden continues, you would do well to turn your gaze upon the Rose Arc Pool. Curator Sarah Owens has incorporated a number of perennials and annuals among the roses around the fountain. These not only make for an ongoing beautiful display of blooms but also serve to attract beneficial

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Summer Blooms

Lotus

Summer takes hold at BBG and the Garden is awash with a riot of colors. See the Photos page for more images of the Garden in all of its summer glory!

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