BBG Gardens & Collections Blog

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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(Herb) Garden to Table

Cafe crops

For a hardcore locavore chef, working at BBG’s Terrace Cafe is something close to a dream. “I got mustard greens, dragon carrots, rhubard, purslane, spring onions, and sorrel this week,” says Ariel Nadelberg, the Cafe’s new chef. Each of the ingredients she gets from the Herb Garden—in

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Restoration of the Cranford Rose Garden

Sweet Afton

In 2005, a mysterious syndrome called rose rosette disease (RRD) was first detected in the Cranford Rose Garden. Often referred to as the witch’s-broom of roses, the disease, which is caused by an unknown pathogen, causes irregular, distorted growth, drastic decline, and eventual death of infected roses. Beyond its

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Bluebell Wood Bursting With Color

Bluebell Wood

All the rain in Brooklyn this past week has made the blooms in Bluebell Wood incredibly vivid and lush. Designed by Robert Hyland, BBG's former VP of Horticulture, in 1994, this planting of 45,000 Spanish bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior') has become a much-loved spring feature of the Garden. Prior to the

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