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Visitor Center In the Spotlight

Rain Gardens and Event Plaza
New rain garden plantings in front of BBG's Visitor Center. Photo by Elizabeth Peters.

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.” Yesterday, New York Times critic Philip Nobel described the project as “a model of the way [architecture and nature] can coexist,” and Gothamist’s Tien Mao posted a gallery of great photos and trumpeted the Visitor Center’s sustainable elements. Stay tuned for more great coverage, coming soon!

When a Ticket-Taker and Turnstile Aren't Enough, The Wall Street Journal

When the House Is the Yard, New York

At Garden’s Visitor Center, a Welcome Transparency, New York Times

A Sneak Peek At Brooklyn Botanic Garden's New "Living Roof" Visitor Center, Gothamist

Architects Triumph With New Botanic Garden Visitor Center, Curbed

The urban oasis opens a new gateway to its lush collection., Time Out New York

Inhabitat Tours Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s New Green Roofed Visitor Center

Sneak Peek at Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Visitor Center, Windsor Terrace-Kensington Patch

Kate Blumm is the Communications manager for Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
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