GORDON's!!! we've been waiting all summer!!!

  • 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...



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  • Elaine K.

    Leslie, I hope your foot feels better soon and that your trip goes well. Nice meeting you and look forward to our next time together.

    August 10

  • Elaine K.

    Thank you for sharing your awesome rooftop garden, I really enjoyed myself. You are a very nice host, even thinking to let me have a taste of the ice cream before I left. The talent you have is remarkable. Until we meet again...

    August 10

  • leslie

    Sublime - as usual.

    August 10

  • leslie

    Sublime - as usual.

    August 10

  • Nancy

    I had heard so much hype about Gordon's I was afraid I might be disappointed, but WOW, it was just as magical as I had heard. It's hard to imagine that something could really be as charming as the myth.

    August 10

    • Nancy

      I did talk to Helga about the crapes at Kesone+Chris event, and then I happened to see a white one blooming on a rooftop near me, so I went ahead and ordered one online. It will be arriving this week. First time I purchased a plant online.

      August 10

    • Nancy

      GORDON - also meant to ask how you got the passion flower vine to grow-bloom. I have planted seeds but again, no luck with germination.

      August 10

  • Lauren

    Phenomenal roof deck. Gordon is a gracious host, talented gardener, awesome ice cream maker, and a wonderful person. Thank you, Leslie and Josh, for organizing! It was a super Meetup .

    August 10

  • Lauren

    Phenomenal roof deck. Gordon is a gracious host, talented gardener, awesome ice cream maker, and a wonderful person. Thank you, Leslie and Josh, for organizing! It was a super Meetup .

    August 10

  • Dina R.

    It was really nice to meet a nice and down to earth group of people :) looking forward to the next event!

    August 9

  • Josh

    29 minutes from the 63rd St F train to Carol st.

    August 9

  • Spencer

    Hi, I don't know how to RSVP. But my husband and I will be coming around 6. So excited! We will bring $10.

    August 9

  • Wendy

    If I come at 8pm will most of you still be there?

    August 9

    • Wendy

      Thanks for your notes! In the meantime, though, since I live on the UES (which is quite a hike) I thought it best to make other plans.

      August 9

    • Wendy

      Hope to attend another event soon.

      August 9

  • Elisa C.

    Looking forward to my first Brooklyn rooftop garden
    and meeting you all.

    August 8

    • leslie

      Looking forward to meeting you in G 's paradise!

      August 9

  • Gordon

    Well.. glad to see everyone.... It will be held just before the full moon... so the late evening majesty will be increased...

    August 6

  • Susan

    I don't see the link to pay on line. Can I just bring $5?

    August 5

    • leslie

      sure, no worries!

      August 5

  • Judy B.

    Is there a membership fee this year or only an attendance fee?

    August 4

    • leslie

      hi judy, no membership fee this year - we dropped that. we're only charging for individual events so we can cover the meetup costs and the host-gifts.

      August 4

  • Arlene S.

    So sorry, leaving for Florida the 9th...see you in Sept for a meetup at Atlantic Gardens...

    August 3

  • Oona

    YAY!

    July 25

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Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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