The Greenest Block winner, garden friendly chain stores, plant-based air filters, and more in today’s Links We Love!
Tree house communities in Costa Rica, Cooking with Mario Batali’s chefs, Bananas in Paris, and more in today’s Links We Love!
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is experiencing a growth spurt. This 52-acre urban Eden, located in the heart of the borough and separated by a parking lot from the Brooklyn Museum, opened a new visitors center in May that defies easy categorization.
Yesterday, I had a chance to have a sneak peek at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's new visitor center, which is slated to open to the public on May 16, 2012. The new visitor center, designed by Weiss/Manfredi, was built to create a more formal entry from the street into the garden, creating a place to welcome and orient tour groups, a larger gift store with room for plant sales throughout the year, and an event space.
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!
These cool woven houses made of tree branches and twigs were created by the artist Patrick Dougherty, who is based in North Carolina.
Around the Corner
University of Southern Indiana, New Harmony Gallery, New Harmony, IN, 2003.
Photograph by Doyle Dean.