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Native Flora Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Video)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Native Flora Garden features ecosystems that evolved within 200 miles of New York City. There is deciduous woodland, a kettle pond, pine barrens, two different types of serpentine barrens, a wet and a dry meadow, and more. Many of the plants here were grown from seed collected nearby, which helps preserve the local ecotypes.

Gardener Will Lenihan introduces us to the garden and some of the unique and important plants grown here.


Michael Stewart is Brooklyn Botanic Garden's photographer and video producer.


  • Matthew Maycock May 30, 2021

    Great video. I only recently discovered the native flora garden a year or so ago and love it. Plan on coming back to visit it soon. Thanks for making the video.

  • Elizabeth Poole May 19, 2021

    I really enjoyed this walk through of these garden areas. I did not appreciate the contrast of the two areas, sunny and more shady woodland when I visited about a year ago. Thanks for doing this.

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