Help us make the new Water Garden sparkle!
An exciting new chapter unfolds at Brooklyn Botanic Garden on September 15 with the opening of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden!
Stroll along the water’s edge and enjoy thousands of new plants, including many that are working to filter water and provide habitat and food for wildlife. As an ecosystem, this beautiful and innovative landscape will help clean and conserve New York City’s local waterways.
You can be a part of this historic new garden and help bring a wide range of immersive programs to life!
For every $100 or $500 you contribute, we invite you to name a water drop on our Water Garden banner celebrating contributors. You can honor your family, a loved one, or yourself as an environmental champion! We’ll display this banner throughout the Water Garden’s first spring in 2017.
What Does Your Gift Do?
With your help, the Water Garden will become a vibrant living classroom, with pop-up discovery programming, new curriculum materials for school groups, guides for teachers and community gardeners, and trained volunteers who can offer firsthand experiences for visitors to learn about the essential role that water plays throughout BBG’s landscape, in our city, and in the earth’s changing ecosystems.
The Water Conservation Project
The Water Garden is just the beginning! It is part of BBG’s multiyear Water Conservation Project, which will dramatically reduce the Garden’s freshwater consumption from 22 million gallons a year to less than 1 million gallons and help keep local waterways clean by significantly reducing storm-water runoff. This innovative project is creating a new conservation model for North America.