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Gothamist Gardening Help

This week, BBG's Native Flora Garden curator Uli Lorimer weighed in on's new green thumb series giving his advice on native plants to grow in sun and shade in backyards around NYC. Some of the plants he suggests for shady backyards include ferns, snakeroot, and goldenrod. To see the full list of Uli's recommendations, visit Guide To Urban Gardening: Your Outdoor Space.

To learn more about native plants of the Northeast, how to grow them at home, and how the animals around you depend on them, take a walk on BBG's garden-wide trail, Native New Yorkers.


  • Susan Sweeney June 25, 2011

    Great work! Very much worth a visit.

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This gorgeous mix of greens for a shady urban garden is displayed in the Woodland Border near the 1000 Washington entrance of BBG. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.