Source: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Publication Date: 22 January 2015
In June 2015, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) will unveil its new Discovery Garden, a one-acre space for children to explore plants and ecosystems through hands-on play and scientific investigations. The naturalistic, immersive design by award-winning landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) models habitats found in the greater New York area—woodland, meadow, and marsh—interlaced with meandering paths and boardwalks that allow visitors to slow down and observe nature; horticultural plantings in the Hamm Children’s Learning Courtyard; and a colorful four-season entrance garden. The Discovery Garden is part of BBG’s continuing Campaign for the Next Century, the most significant garden renewal effort since the Garden’s founding over 100 years ago.