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WNYC Investigates Amaranth

Amaranth in the Herb Garden

Amaranth may be the most important and delicious plant you've never heard of. It’s been cultivated for thousands of years across the world and could be a major player in the future of food security, but, despite its many virtues, few Americans are familiar with it. Caleb Leech, BBG's Herb Garden curator, and Ariel

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Visitor Center In the Spotlight

Rain Gardens and Event Plaza

As the date of the public opening of the Visitor Center draws near, the press is noting its extraordinary qualities. On Monday, New York’s Justin Davidson heralded the way the Visitor Center embodies “a tight new bond between urban landscape and concrete jungle that can make the city a more civilized place.”

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Tiger Orchid Becomes the Latest Media Darling

Tiger Orchid Bloom 2011

BBG’s Grammatophyllum speciosum is continuing to unfurl its hundreds of blossoms, offering a rare opportunity to see this gigantic plant—considered the world’s largest orchid species—in such dramatic bloom. But don’t take our word for it—the media has fallen under its spell, too.

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In the News: Greenest Block Contest

Greenest Block in Brooklyn 2011

One of the greatest results of competing as a team is the sense of community that develops. BBG’s community environmental horticulture program, GreenBridge, has been working toward that for 17 years with its Greenest Block in Brooklyn competition. Here are some of our favorite stories chronicling this year’s

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Plants, Food, and Beyond

The Children's Garden

BBG communications manager Kate Blumm has a new column in Brooklyn Bread, a monthly magazine dedicated to Brooklyn foodie culture. In the most recent issue she wrote about BBG's Children's Garden and got Children's Garden curator Dave Daly to list some of his favorite edibles to grow in the ground or in containers with

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The Roots Recognize Earth Day in Promo Filmed at BBG

Ever spotted your favorite garden on Gossip Girl, in Vogue, on Saturday Night Live, or in a Kohl’s ad? If so, you’ve seen some of our greatest recent hits of commercial photography—that is, the production crews who come to the Garden to use its dramatic backdrops for their own commercial projects. Our

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