August 9, 2014 · 4:00 PM
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UPDATE: 7/28/2014: The Brugmansia's are blooming along with lots of other plants - see below pic. Now will you join us???
Come join us and see a ONE-of-a-KIND, VERY Special Rooftop Garden. NOT TO BE MISSED. (come and be inspired!)
Please join host and gardener extraordinaire Gordon Hawkins in Brooklyn (yes Brooklyn) for a spectacular rooftop garden event.
Gordon has generously volunteered his amazing Cobble Hill rooftop again which contains a multitude of exotic species from around the world. He will be giving garden tours and hosting Q&A.
His roofgarden has been described as "magical", "inspiring", and beautiful. It has hidden places to relax, bubbling fountains that smoke, and great views of Brooklyn.
We may also be treated to a movie of his roof filmed via helicopter (or drone?)
The Brugmansia are not yet in in bloom now... but when they are - he has a dozen different Burgmansias in white pink and yellow blooming...each with a different fragerance come dark.... they are the primary and most unusual attraction is Gordon's collection of Angel Trumpet flowers, Brugmansia, which grow on tree-sized plants all around his deck. Gordon's simulated Peruvian mountainside microenvironment, the result of many years of experimentation, observation, and seeds collected from enthusiasts all over the world, allows these mysterious plants to thrive. The blooms are up to a foot long, have an intense perfume, are used by medicine men in Peru to induce visions, and will never be found as cut flowers in a florist's shop. The petals are too delicate. His deck boasts housands of Brugmansia flowers as well as many other kinds of plants. A few types of passion lowers are blooming now also...
Drinks and snacks always appreciated. If we are lucky, Gordon may prepare some home-made ice cream in very unique and tasty flavors
And Yes - you read that right - 4pm to whenever. Come by for a visit, stay for cocktails or whatever you like. Its an 8 hour party so 'Cmon on down (to Brooklyn...