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Help Support Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Every contribution helps ensure the strength and vitality of the Garden, and our ability to effectively serve the community in myriad ways. Thank you for your generosity!

What Does Your Gift Support?

  • The Cranford Rose Garden in spring.

    Collections

    Situated on 52 acres in the heart of Brooklyn, the Garden is home to over 12,000 different plant species and cultivars, including 500+ rare or endangered species. In addition, our horticulturists curate 14 specialty gardens and 5 climate-controlled plant ecosystems.

  • A member of BBG's horticultural staff cares for the Garden.

    Horticulture

    The Garden’s talented Horticulture team brings the seasons to life with dynamic displays and year-round care of the plant collections. BBG’s work is a model for leading-edge sustainability in horticulture and operations and demonstrates innovative, green practices to inspire individuals, organizations, and cities to adopt best practices for the future.

  • Garden visitors interact with sunflowers.

    Education

    Each year, more than 130,000 people participate in BBG’s environmental and STEM education programs (offered free or at low cost) that help adults and children of all abilities develop a relationship with nature. The Education team has pivoted to developing and delivering both in-person and remote programming for the schools, students, teachers, and communities who depend on the Garden’s essential education and information services.

  • Garden staff water the collections.

    Staff

    From the friendly faces of Visitor Services, to programmatic staff in Education, Community Greening, and Public Programs, to our teams in Horticulture, Facilities, and Security, and so many more—BBG staff are hard at work to bring the beauty, knowledge, and inspiration of the Garden to you at home and safely on-site.

  • A BBG staff member updates an exhibit.

    Exhibits and Installations

    BBG inspires and delights visitors with special exhibits and permanent on-site interpretation to tell the stories of plants and our relationship with the environment.

  • Two people wearing tee-shirts that say yes we can pose at an ecological trade show.

    Community Horticulture

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden reaches over 70,000 residents and community gardeners annually, providing free assistance and advice in gardening, composting, and street tree care to help strengthen communities. Community Greening has become a vital communication hub and resource point offering webinars and practical how-to blogs via BBG @ Home, and advising on special projects while connecting gardeners to free plant resources.

  • Homemade arts and crafts butterflies made with popsicle stick bodies and leaves for wings.

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden @ Home

    To stay connected with a vast local and international audience, the Garden is sharing featured bloom photos, video tours, classes, performances, and ways to celebrate the spirit of the Garden at home via social media, weekly e-newsletters, and bbg.org.

Charity Info

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. A portion of membership fees and benefit event tickets, and 100% of contributions are tax deductible.

The full legal name and address of the Garden is

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Corporation
1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

BBG's federal tax identification number (TIN) is 11-2417338.

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Contact Us

For more information call 718-623-7356 or email [email protected].

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