We enter BBG’s second century with a renewed focus on community, sustainability, and stewardship.
Increasing Garden visitation, declining urban green space, and an enhanced interest in and 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 will create more than four acres of new, expanded, and restored garden spaces rich with interpretive and educational opportunities and will dramatically improve amenities to better welcome and orient visitors.
Beyond the physical transformation, the Campaign will increase BBG’s outreach presence in the community on a grassroots level, providing more intensive training in urban horticulture and sustainable practices. It will also provide institutional 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 both the future of Brooklyn Botanic Garden and New York City, and look forward to enjoying the fruits of this labor with the community for many generations to come.
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 co-chairs of the Campaign for the Next Century.
We are grateful to our early supporters who have helped us raise more than 75 percent of our ambitious goal. There is still much work to be done, however, and the success of the Campaign for the Next Century depends on the contributions of all Garden friends.
As the Campaign becomes more visible over the next year, 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