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Summertime Meetup in Cobble Hill: Where the Angels play

  • Jul 19, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Come join us for the 4th of many rooftop garden meetups this summer.

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 a garden tour and hosting Q&A.

Although early in the season, 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.

Drinks and snacks always appreciated (maybe summer salads?). As an additional incentive, another of Gordon's hobbys is making his own ice cream. He is offering tasty treats from his freezer for this event.

If you RSVP and are unable to attend please update your RSVP so that others can attend.

The group is also open to topics for discussion- don't be shy. Share what you know!

Lastly, anonymous donations to assist with the meetup group greatly appreciated (.50 cents- $1.00 max). We will have a donation jar at the event.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for allowing us to visit your magnificent rooftop. :)

    July 21, 2012

  • Jim F.

    Man, did we luck out with the weather last night! Hope everyone enjoyed Gordon's fabulous garden, the company, the views, and the noshes!

    July 20, 2012

  • Patricia O.

    A true inspiration!

    July 20, 2012

  • Gordon

    Well I'd expected more folks to show ... with the ones that came I'd rate it 8 stars... but because of the light attendance I'd have to drop the rating to 5 stars...
    oh that' the max anyway.. it was great.. I did get it all cleaned up about 3"30 when the rains started this morning... great ammount of food left for me then...
    Emily.. great sandwitch.. chocked full of different meats.. YUM...
    thanks all for your praise and support... ALOHA

    July 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The location is 351 court Street F train or G train street Carrol Street Subway stop

    July 19, 2012

  • Josefina N.

    I'll surely be there tonight, rain or no rain!

    July 19, 2012

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