Gardens & Collections Blog
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
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
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
Even in the winter, BBG is a beautiful place to photograph. As you wander the grounds you may see small bursts of color emerging from white towers of snow, or the silhouettes of leafless trees against snow-heavy clouds might catch your eye and make the perfect shot. Some of our recent visitors have captured some truly
Some lucky visitors caught wonderful images of BBG during Sunday's snowstorm. The storm kept the Garden closed while our dedicated hort staff cleared paths and checked the integrity of our plant collections. The Garden is now open. Bring your boots and your cameras—and share your own images at flickr.com/groups/bbgv.
Repotting a normal sized plant is a hassle in its own right. But what if that plant weighs nearly 300 pounds and hangs over a three-foot deep pool? This past June, BBG Aquatic House curator David Horak decided that the tiger orchid (Grammatophyllum speciosum) needed a new basket. The suspended wooden basket had begun to