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Garden Closed for Cleanup

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 windblown and leaves and fruit littered the grounds. Yet under today’s blue skies, most of the Garden looked remarkably vibrant.

“Considering the amount of rain we had already had this month, and the sustained high winds over the weekend, I think we are lucky not to see more extensive damage to the collection,” says Leonard Paul, BBG foreman of grounds.

BBG Staff

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BBG staff harvest pears that were shaken loose by Hurricane Irene. Photo by Elizabeth Peters.