Landscapes at the Brooklyn Museum

Landscapes at the Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Sat, Sep 30, 2023
10:00 AM

Landscapes at the Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway

Your guides: Rebecca McMackin, Horticulturist and Garden Designer, and Brook Klausing, Brook Landscape

Brooklyn has a new public garden for people and pollinators! Landscape designer Brook Klausing has rethought the entrance to the Brooklyn Museum and brought in ecological horticulturalist Rebecca McMackin to design a massive wildflower meadow that bursts with flowers for butterflies, beetles, and Brooklynites. This garden for the people, well outside of gates and fences, is located at one of the busiest intersections of Brooklyn and shows how native wildflowers are tough and beautiful enough for even the most difficult urban conditions. Brook also collaborated with architect Elizabeth Roberts to create a revitalized community garden space in the underutilized back of the museum building, with sustainably harvested wooden benches and planters brimming with native plants.

We are deeply grateful to the following for their sponsorship of the Garden Futures Summit.

Phil and Shelley Belling
Perfect Earth Project

Elizabeth Locke 

Eleanor Briggs
Howard Formby Garden Design, Inc.
Marilyn Lummis

Mrs. Coleman P. Burke
Camille Butrus
Diane and Jim Connelly
The Enchanted Edible Forest at Cross Island Farms
Elizabeth Giovine
Marsha L. Greenman
Michelle Griffith
Richard Motika and Jerrie Whitfield
Dr. and Mrs. Zebulon Taintor



The Garden Conservancy educational programs are made possible in part by the Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund, Courtnay and Terrence Daniels, the Lenhardt Education Fund, and Susan and William McKinley.

Additional support is provided by The Celia Hegyi Matching Challenge Grant, Mrs. Ritchie Battle, the Antonia Breck Fund, Camille Butrus, Michelle and Perry Griffith, Rise S. Johnson, The Krehbiel Family Foundation, Sleepy Cat Farm Foundation, and John S. Troy, FASLA.