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BBG Brings Daffodils to SUNY Downstate Medical Center

The Garden’s lovely daffodils were cut and delivered to SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn last week. Horticulture staff cut nearly 100 bunches from the Fragrance Garden and brought them to the hospital to thank essential workers there for their extraordinary efforts during the pandemic.

The daffodils were part of a particularly spectacular display this year. A wide variety were planted throughout the garden in the fall in place of the usual tulips as part of an effort to mitigate tulip fire blight. Those included in the hospital’s bunches were fragrant cultivars.

The Garden also donated flats of pansies and other annuals originally intended to go on-site to Green-Wood Cemetery for use at its entrance. Now public can enjoy these flowers that might otherwise have bloomed unseen.

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