Sat, Sep 30, 2023
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
Howard Formby Garden Design, Inc.
Mrs. Coleman P. Burke
Diane and Jim Connelly
The Enchanted Edible Forest at Cross Island Farms
Marsha L. Greenman
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.