The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has been holding the Greenest Block contest for 17 years and this year, Lindsey Taylor, GARDEN DESIGN's Style Director, was a judge. Check out our photos of the winning block (and Brooklyn's best window box!) and of some of the other Brooklyn neighborhoods that participated!
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Lindsey Taylor, GARDEN DESIGN's Style Director, was one of the judges for this year's contest, and she blogs about her experience. Check out our slide show, with Taylor's commentary, of some of the different blocks that entered this year's contest. (And at the end of the slide show, we show the winners of Best Window Box, the Greenest Storefront, Best Street Tree Beds, Best Community Garden, and Best Commercial Block.)
The Greenest Block in Brooklyn is run by GreenBridge, the community environmental horticulture program of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden that promotes the greening of the urban environment through education, conservation, and creative partnerships.
In 1994 they started the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest for residential and commercial blocks, which is meant to be a friendly competition for communities to work together to beautify their blocks with window boxes, container plantings, as well as greening their front gardens, storefronts, and street tree beds.