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Light in Winter

November 2014–March 2015

Inspired by winter traditions from around the world, Light in Winter offers enlivening activities including bird walks, seasonal garden tours, yoga in BBG’s glass-walled Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium, and children’s workshops.

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Ongoing

Visions of Nature 2015: Classes at the Garden

Visions of Nature 2015: Classes at the Garden

Saturday, February 7–Saturday, March 7, 2015
Artists’ Reception: Sunday, February 8 | 2–4 p.m.

This exhibition features the work of the talented artists who participated as students and teachers in BBG’s Continuing Education art classes in 2014.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Winter Bird Stroll for the Whole Family

Winter Bird Stroll for the Whole Family

Sundays, December 7, 2014; January 4, February 1, March 1, 2015 | 10–11 a.m.
Meet at the Visitor Center

Spot winter birds around BBG with naturalist Brad Klein.

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Herbal Makers Market

Herbal Makers Market

Sunday, March 1, 2015 | 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium in the Visitor Center

Meet local artisans using herbs in natural cosmetics, teas, essential oils, soaps, and more.

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Gudrun Sjödén Pop-up Shop

Gudrun Sjödén Pop-up Shop

Sundays, December 7, 2014; January 4, February 1, March 1, 2015 | 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Garden Shop

Check out a special pop-up shop for this environmentally friendly Swedish clothing and homeware brand.

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Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Chase Away the Winter Blues

Chase Away the Winter Blues

November 2, December 7, 2014, January 4, February 1, March 1, 2015 | 1–2 p.m. | Meet at Magnolia Plaza

Join licensed psychotherapist and veteran BBG guide Lynne Spevack, LCSW, for this hour-long outdoor narrated walk series designed to relieve the winter doldrums.

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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

Sundays, February 15, 22, March 1 | 1–3 p.m.
Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery

Visitors are invited to sketch in the Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery and in the Desert, Tropical, and Warm Temperate Pavilions. Materials are provided. No reservations are necessary, and visitors of all ages are welcome. Free with Garden admission.

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Stephen Orr: How to Be Fearless with Herbs

Stephen Orr: How to Be Fearless with Herbs

Sunday, March 1, 2015 | 2–3 p.m.
Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium in the Visitor Center

Herb and cooking expert and author of The New American Herbal Stephen Orr shares unexpected ways of using common and exotic herbs and spices.

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Yoga for Arthritis Relief

Yoga for Arthritis Relief

Sunday, March 1, 2015 | 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium in the Visitor Center

Stretch, strengthen, and relax with physiologist and Spoke the Hub yoga instructor Dolores Natividad.

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Book Signing: The New American Herbal, with Stephen Orr

Book Signing: The New American Herbal, with Stephen Orr

Sunday, March 1, 2015 | 3–4 p.m.
Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium in the Visitor Center

Gardening and cooking expert Stephen Orr signs his new book, The New American Herbal.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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Registration for Children’s Garden Classes Opens

Registration for Children’s Garden Classes Opens

Monday, March 2, 2015 | 9 a.m.

BBG’s beloved 100-year-old Children’s Garden comes alive in the spring! Here, kids plant, tend, and harvest their own crops and flowers under the guidance of BBG instructors.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Native Gardening 101

Native Gardening 101

Saturday, March 15, 2015 | 6–9 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Learn the fundamentals of native gardening and how to choose the best native plants for your conditions.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Collage: Image and Object

Collage: Image and Object

Sunday, March 8, 2014 | Noon–4 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Learn a variety of collage techniques, compositions, and concepts, and how to repurpose and recycle images and objects into artworks.

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Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

34th Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom

34th Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom

Saturday, March 14, 2015 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Learn how to green your community at this daylong conference featuring workshops and exhibits. This year’s theme, “Roots of Resilience,” will examine the ways in which sustainability is tradition, not trend.

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Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bodega Blooms

Bodega Blooms

Sunday, March 15, 2015 | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Don't dismiss the corner deli's bucketed blooms—let this workshop inspire a second look at standard bodega cut-flower offerings.

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Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Bonsai Seminar: Creating a Bonsai from Raw Material

Spring Bonsai Seminar: Creating a Bonsai from Raw Material

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 6–8:30 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Learn the proper way to start a bonsai using unstyled nursery material. Both root work and plant structure will be addressed.

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Garden Apothecary: Custom Cooking and Bath Salts

Garden Apothecary: Custom Cooking and Bath Salts

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Preregistration Required

This workshop offers hands-on experience in making relaxing salts for the bath or an aromatic finishing salt for your latest culinary creation

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday
January through March 2015 | 1–1:45 p.m.
Meet at the Steinhardt Conservatory Entrance

Escape the cold and discover the plants of South Africa, Australia, and Brazil—without leaving Brooklyn! Join one of BBG’s Garden Guides and explore the many climates of the Steinhardt Conservatory.

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Morning Meditative Walk

Morning Meditative Walk

Saturdays, April 4, 2015 | 9–10:15 a.m.
Preregistration Required

Find peace and inspiration by taking a meditative walk through BBG before it opens to the public. For ages 18+.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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Registration for Summer Classes Opens

Registration for Summer Classes Opens

Monday, April 6, 2015 | 9 a.m.

Adult courses at BBG foster lifelong learning and creativity. Register for courses in gardening, art, cookery, wellness, and more to engage your passions or discover something new.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Morning Meditative Walk

Morning Meditative Walk

Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 9–10:15 a.m.
Preregistration Required

Find peace and inspiration by taking a meditative walk through BBG before it opens to the public. For ages 18+.

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Wedding Centerpieces

Wedding Centerpieces

Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Spend the day learning how a floral designer builds wedding centerpieces and tablescapes. Tour the New York City flower market and then head back to a floral studio in Manhattan to create your own wedding centerpiece.

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Rooftop Container Gardening

Rooftop Container Gardening

Sunday, April 11, 2015 | 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Want to start a rooftop garden or properly care for an existing one? This workshop will give you the tools to get going!

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Flower Crowns

Flower Crowns

Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 1–3 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Celebrate spring and learn how to add charm and romance to any ensemble with floral crowns and headpieces. You'll leave this workshop with a full crown and a headband accent.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Veggies and Herbs in Containers

Veggies and Herbs in Containers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Learn which varieties of vegetables and herbs do best in containers and how to care for them so that they reward you with a delicious and bountiful harvest!

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Morning Meditative Walk

Morning Meditative Walk

Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 9–10:15 a.m.
Preregistration Required

Find peace and inspiration by taking a meditative walk through BBG before it opens to the public. For ages 18+.

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Living Lessons in Gardening: The Season Begins

Living Lessons in Gardening: The Season Begins

Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 10 a.m.–Noon or 1–3 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Learn about garden design principles; discuss plant choices and maintenance needs; and learn about pruning techniques.

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Natural Perfume Blending

Natural Perfume Blending

Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 1–4 p.m.
Preregistration Required

In this sensory workshop we will examine the science, history, and art of perfumery. Each participant will leave with two bottles of their own bespoke perfume made with natural ingredients.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Family Morning Meditative Walk

Family Morning Meditative Walk

Sunday, April 19, 2015 | 9–10:15 a.m.
Preregistration Required

Find peace and inspiration by taking a meditative walk through BBG before it opens to the public.

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Veggies and Herbs in Containers

Veggies and Herbs in Containers

Sunday, April 19, 2015 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Learn which varieties of vegetables and herbs do best in containers and how to care for them so that they reward you with a delicious and bountiful harvest!

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Wild Edibles Walk

Wild Edibles Walk

Sunday, April 19, 2015 | 2–5 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Learn to safely identify, harvest, and prepare delicious wild ingredients such as ramps and fiddleheads, and discover which noninvasive natives will thrive in your garden.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Garden Apothecary: Fruits and Herbs Syrups, Cordials, and Tinctures

Garden Apothecary: Fruits and Herbs Syrups, Cordials, and Tinctures

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Learn how to use your favorite alcohols, fruits, and herbs to make versatile syrups, cordials, and tinctures for flavor, healing, and fun.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sakura Matsuri 2015

Sakura Matsuri 2015

Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at BBG, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The festival marks the end of Hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sakura Matsuri 2015

Sakura Matsuri 2015

Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at BBG, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The festival marks the end of Hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spring Bonsai Seminar: Repotting Bonsai

Spring Bonsai Seminar: Repotting Bonsai

Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 6–8:30 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Observe best practices for repotting bonsai and learn about root balancing and function. Repotting techniques will be demonstrated using 70- to 100-year-old bonsai from BBG's renowned collection.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Plant Sale 2015

Plant Sale 2015

Tuesday, May 5–Thursday, May 7, 2015

The spectacular annual event, tented on Cherry Esplanade, offers the largest collection of quality plants in the metropolitan area.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Plant Sale 2015

Plant Sale 2015

Tuesday, May 5–Thursday, May 7, 2015

The spectacular annual event, tented on Cherry Esplanade, offers the largest collection of quality plants in the metropolitan area.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Plant Sale 2015

Plant Sale 2015

Tuesday, May 5–Thursday, May 7, 2015

The spectacular annual event, tented on Cherry Esplanade, offers the largest collection of quality plants in the metropolitan area.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Living Lessons in Gardening: The Garden Plan

Living Lessons in Gardening: The Garden Plan

Saturday, May 9, 2015 | 10 a.m.–Noon or 1–3 p.m.
Preregistration Required

Learn about garden design principles; discuss plant choices and maintenance needs; and learn about pruning techniques.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Members’ Summer Evenings

Members’ Summer Evenings

Wednesdays, May 27-September 2, 2015 | 6–8:30 p.m.

On these special summer evenings, BBG remains open an extra two and a half hours for members only! Enjoy a twilight stroll and dine al fresco at the café.

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Closed Monday

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is closed on Mondays.

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