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A Celebration of Community in the Herb Garden

June 2012

On a beautiful late-spring evening recently, a group of 80 friends of the Garden gathered to celebrate the unveiling of two plaques recognizing major gifts to the Campaign for the Next Century. A delegation from Brooklyn Community Foundation, led by president Marilyn Gelber, swapped gardening tips with Brooklyn Botanic Garden Auxiliary members and participants from BBG’s community horticulture programs. Both the Brooklyn Community Foundation Learning Plaza, designed to function as a living classroom, and the Auxiliary’s beautiful curved seating wall provide places to converse with friends and reflect on seasonal plantings in one of the most lovely and biodiverse spots in all of Brooklyn.

Photos by Liane Stegmaier.

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