Places to Visit: Bronx Botanical Orchid Show and Brooklyn Botanic Garden

From: Josh
Sent on: Monday, March 11, 2013 12:45 PM

Hi All,

2 quick suggestions to kick off springtime.

#1: Bronx Botanical Orchid Show:  I recently attended the Bronx Botanical Orchid Show and highly recommend a visit.  They have a wonderful display in the large greenhouse and its definately worth a trip to the Bronx.  You can take public transportation via Metro North.  While I'm not an orchid maven, I believe they have enough varieties to satisfy the hardcore orchid growers out there.

 

#2:  Brooklyn Botanic Garden:  I became a member last April and this was one of the best memberships I have purchased.  The BBG has many programs and events, some "members-only", some open to the public. As a member, all events are free.

I've taken several gardening classes (where I met the other Meetup organizer - Leslie), attended the Chili festival, private "Summertime picnic" events with jazz band and cocktails, and this past weekend, their Springtime Kickoff daylong event.   Not only is the BBG a great place to relax, wander and get lost,  - they also have great events and people to learn from.   If you haven't joined, I highly recommend a membership OR, for you Manhattanites who have never traveled south to Brooklyn, 'cmon down for the day and poke around.  You might be suprised.  Or better yet, take a Saturday class on soil composition, rooftop gardening or basic gardening - you might see me or some of the other Meetup people there.

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