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Wearable Art

Nicole Dextras Gala Creations

What kind of art would Andy Goldsworthy make if he were a woman? That’s a question environmental artist Nicole Dextras asked herself one day while searching for inspiration for her next project. Her answer: plant-based sculptures that are wearable and even wonderfully stylish. Dextras has created a series of seven such

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A Snowy Surprise for Ghouls and Gourds

Ghouls & Gourds 2011

Last Saturday's strange snowstorm unfortunately coincided with our annual Halloween celebration, Ghouls and Gourds, which director of Public Programs Anita Jacobs and her crew meticulously planned as a day of zany, engaging activities and performances with a Victorian flair. The unexpectedly heavy precipitation forced us to

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Book Barn Story Spinners

Ghouls and Gourds 2012

Next Saturday, October 29, children and their families will flock to Ghouls & Gourds, BBG's biggest family event, to enjoy activities ranging from ‘pretend petting zoos’ and live music to costume-making, puppetry, and parades. They’ll also have a chance to meet 14 authors and illustrators of the books

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Chile Pepper Fiesta Offered a Day of Hot Delights

Chile-chocolate Wonderland

Rain couldn’t dampen BBG’s 2011 Chile Pepper Fiesta, which sizzled with fiery bands and spicy food galore! Free chocolate was a hit in Chile Chocolate Wonderland, where visitors of all ages enjoyed spicy samples from the region’s finest artisanal chocolatiers. Heat seekers enjoyed samples of hot sauce,

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Member’s Movie Night Photos

Members' Movie Night 2011

On Wednesday, August 31, over 1,500 members enjoyed their families, friends, picnics, and a special screening of the 1990 classic film Edward Scissorhands on Cherry Esplanade at the second annual Members’ Movie Night! BBG’s amazing Horticulture and Facilities teams worked hard Monday and Tuesday removing all

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Photos From July Member’s Garden Cocktail Night

Garden Cocktail Night July 2011

On July 6, members gathered around the Lily Pool Terrace to soak up the beautiful summer evening with cold cocktails, live music, and colorful scenery. Fun was had by all, and we look forward to the next Garden Cocktail Nights on August 3 and September 7! For a full list of upcoming events for BBG members, visit Member

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