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Scot Medbury, Brooklyn Botanic Garden President

We enter BBG’s second century with a renewed focus on community, sustainability, and stewardship.

Increasing Garden visitation, declining urban green space, and growing interest in the need for environmental conservation have presented exciting challenges in preparing for this institution’s future. After years of thoughtful planning, BBG has emerged with the Campaign for the Next Century, a dynamic strategy for revitalization that is creating more than four acres of new, expanded, and restored garden spaces and dramatically improved amenities to welcome and orient visitors.

Beyond the physical transformation of the Garden, the Campaign is increasing BBG’s outreach in the community on a grassroots level, providing more intensive training in urban horticulture and sustainable practices. It is also improving the institution’s financial stability through a strengthened endowment and increased revenue-generating capacity.

Two remarkable challenge grants from Brooklyn Community Foundation and the Robert Wilson Charitable Trust, along with many other generous gifts, are helping to bring the Campaign’s projects and program enhancements to fruition. BBG’s extraordinary donors and members have brought us to this point in history and will lead us forward.

We are proud to forge ahead with this investment in the future of both Brooklyn Botanic Garden and New York City, and we look forward to enjoying the fruits of this labor with the community for many generations to come.

Scot Medbury

Scot Medbury, President

The Garden has been a place of beauty, inspiration, and learning for more than 100 years, bringing together dedicated people from around the corner and across the globe who consider BBG their garden.

We are pleased to be part of this community and to serve as cochairs of the Campaign for the Next Century.

The success of the Campaign for the Next Century depends on the contributions of all Garden friends. We hope you will join us in supporting this important plan for BBG’s future. Together, we can ensure that “our” Garden, and the extraordinary resources it offers locally and globally, continues to grow and thrive.

Diane H. Steinberg and Earl D. Weiner
Cochairs, Campaign for the Next Century

Green Facts

Over the past two decades, BBG scientists have mapped more than 3,000 species within a 100-mile radius of NYC—this data will be used to help conserve native plants and restore habitats.