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Curating a Rose Garden

Cranford Rose Garden

Marie Viljoen wrote a great article for AOL’s shelterpop about the Cranford Rose Garden and its curator Sarah Owens. While exploring the basics of rose rosette disease and the opportunities it presented to re-imagine the Rose Garden, there's also some great advice for caring for roses as well as some truly lush

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BBG’s New Herb Garden Is Open!

Bloodroot

After two years of construction, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s new Herb Garden opened to the public the first week of June. With a focus on the origins, botany, and beauty of the plants we know as food, the garden’s herbs and vegetables are grouped geographically according to where they were first domesticated and

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The Centennial Annual Border Display

Annual Border

In honor of BBG’s centennial, Cayleb Long, the curator of Lily Pool Terrace and Magnolia Plaza, developed a display for the Annual Border that is inspired by plants and design styles popular at the time of BBG’s inception in 1910. While giving a tour and talk to the Garden Guides this morning, Cayleb pointed

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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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