A Garden for the Next Century - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
A Garden for the Next Century

A Garden for the Next Century


a garden-wide renewal

Brooklyn Botanic Garden has completed an historic series of projects to bolster its capacity to welcome increasing numbers of visitors and replace aging infrastructure with modern technologies and greener practices. Projects in this decade-long effort included development of more than four acres of sustainably designed gardens and facilities as well as expanded education and community programs that support environmental stewardship. Their completion enhances every corner of the Garden and will strengthen Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s role as a vital resource for the larger community well into its second century.

Next Century Priorities:

  • Create new, expanded, and restored garden spaces rich with interpretive and educational opportunities
  • Dramatically improve amenities to welcome and orient visitors
  • Retrofit this historic site to better accommodate visitors of all abilities
  • Increase outreach presence in the community on a grassroots level by providing more intensive training in urban horticulture and sustainable practices
  • Explore and model innovative approaches to urban sustainability here on the Garden’s grounds
Image, top of page: Liz Ligon