What a spring it’s been! Between spells of unseasonable warmth, deluges of rain, and clouds and sun alternating at a dizzying pace, spring 2012 has provided enough atmospheric variations to take us on a regular botanical thrill ride. Cherries bloomed in early April, bluebells were out before May, and even BBG’s roses
Orchids make up the most diverse plant family on earth, comprising between 20,000 and 30,000 species. BBG’s renowned orchid collection contains over 6,000 of these precious plants, and on a rainy night in February, our President’s Circle members and friends got a behind-the-scenes look at their home in the Robert W.
Last month, two great friends of BBG traveled with Native Flora Garden curator Uli Lorimer to the New Jersey Pine Barrens to explore the area’s wealth of plant life, collect seeds, and sample ripe cranberries. BBG members Lola Lloyd Horwitz and Marni Majorelle are not only expert gardeners with decades of
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus On a beautiful Sunday morning in early November, members of BBG’s President’s Circle gathered on the Osborne Garden’s inviting Fawcett Terrace for hot cider, fresh pastries, and a stroll around the nearby grounds
In the 101 years that BBG has existed, the Garden has had only six leaders. Dr. Charles Stuart Gager was the first. About 20 years ago, to recognize members who join the Garden at the highest membership level, the Gager Society was created in that visionary first director’s name. Today, in addition to the current
For a new twist on an old favorite, this September’s annual Gager Dinner began with cocktails in the Children’s Garden, a rare treat—normally the maximum age for admission there is 17! Guests enjoyed a look inside the Children’s Garden house, a peek at some plans for the upcoming re-imagining of the