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It’s Alive!

November 2011

The roof of the new Visitor Center is poised to complete its transformation into a 10,000-square-foot meadow by the end of October. The project has picked up momentum over the past few weeks as irrigation pipes were laid and 150 cubic yards of soil were pumped in an arc of dirt over the gentle contours of the roof. A conveyor belt then rolled flats of Liatris microcephala (dwarf blazing star), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed), and other specially propagated seedlings up to the roof for planting in BBG’s new “garden in the sky,” which is already attracting local pollinators like honey bees and butterflies.

A walk to the top of the Overlook will provide the best view of the project in progress, but make sure to visit again in spring 2012 to see the completed green roof at the grand opening of this extraordinary new building!

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Green Facts

The Garden is working to save water, and you can too. The average New York home wastes as much as 11,000 gallons of water each year—that’s 30 gallons a day!