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Is the Bronx another Brooklyn in the making? No jeers, just cheers for this urban revival

It's been nearly 115 years since a stand of stately tulip trees was planted to grace the lovely walkway and lawns leading to the New York Botanical Garden’s Mertz Library in the Bronx. They joined a so-called mother tulip tree, which may be more than 100 years older, on the former grounds of the...

Seeding the future? 'Ark' preserves rare, threatened plants

An ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England's most important seed catalog.

Atitlan Antique Rose Garden in Panajachel, Guatemala

The gorgeous botanical gardens at the lakeside Hotel Atitlan are not just any botanical gardens. They're spectacularly beautiful, made all the more special by the backdrop of volcano-surrounded Lake Atitlan, a jewel of Guatemala, often...Show More Summary

The Search for the World’s Most Enchanting Greenhouses

Magnus Edmondson and India Hobson’s greenhouse quest began in Oxford, England, at the Botanic Garden, on a Sunday morning. “We were the only people there, and it was so incredibly quiet,” they write. The only sounds were “gasps of wonderment” and the “occasional sigh.” From there, Edmondson and Hobson, photographers based in Sheffield, were hooked. Show More Summary

The Last And The Largest Corpse Flower Blooms At Botanic Garden

The plant started unfurling around 6 p.m. last night and emitting its signature stench. [ more › ]

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, part 2: Succulents, Ocean Trail, and Dahlia Garden

3 weeks agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

In my last post I showed you the Perennial Garden and Heath and Heather Collection at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in Ft. Bragg, California, which I visited in early August. Today let’s continue the tour, starting with the Succulent and Mediterranean Gardens. Show More Summary

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens: Colorful perennial and heather gardens

3 weeks agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

I was not expecting this. None of us were. As we made our way up Highway 1 along the coast of Northern California in early August, naturally I’d planned a few garden stops, including a visit to Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg, expecting little more than an hour or two of pleasant diversion from the road. Show More Summary

Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Founded by self-taught Quaker naturalist John Bartram in 1728, Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the oldest surviving botanic garden in the United States. John, and later his son William, dedicated their lives to collecting...Show More Summary

Second Of Three Corpse Flowers Blooms At The U.S. Botanic Garden

The third corpse flower is expected to bloom over the weekend, and it is expected to be the biggest of the bunch. [ more › ]

First Of Three Corpse Flowers Bloomed At The Botanic Garden

It's still open, while a second and third flower are expected to bloom between Aug. 22-30. [ more › ]

Scientists sequence a whole genome to identify a plant species within hours

In a paper published today in Scientific Reports, researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, detail for the first time the opportunities for plant sciences that are now available with portable, real-time DNA sequencing.

Into the wild for plant genetics

(Royal Botanic Gardens Kew) A new paper by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew reveals the opportunities for portable, real-time DNA sequencing in plant identification and naming. Using a handheld DNA sequencing device theyShow More Summary

Solar eclipse isn’t the only unique event the Washington area may experience

Mei Xiang, the giant panda at the National Zoo, may be pregnant. And three “corpse flowers” may bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden.

Frederick Hammersley's creative process revealed in fall exhibition

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A fall exhibition at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens on the American abstract artist Frederick Hammersley (1919-2009) showcases his sketchbooks, notebooks, inventories, and vibrant color swatches to illuminate the painstaking process the artist used to create his hard-edge geometric paintings. Show More Summary

Rare trio of stinky corpse flowers to bloom at Washington garden

A botanic garden on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol is expecting a stinky first in coming days as a trio of so-called corpse flowers is due to open and release an odor likened to the smell of rotting flesh. The event would mark the first...Show More Summary

Another Corpse Flower Is Poised To Bloom & Unleash Unholy Stink At The Botanic Garden

The funk has been described as "a combination of Limburger cheese, garlic, rotting fish, and smelly feet." And fans clamor for it. [ more › ]

Russian Architecture Student Beheaded then Dumped in Botanical Garden

Russian Architecture Student Beheaded then Dumped in Botanical Garden A Russian architecture student’s decapitated head was found in a botanical garden after going missing after a night... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

It's Valentino in the topiary and Zoe Saldana on the guest list at Lotusland's Avant Garden gala

Montecito’s Lotusland was in full bloom Saturday night, the botanical garden’s expansive green lawn filled with 500 folks in floral-themed finery and eye-catching designer dresses who had turned out for the nonprofit’s annual “Lotusland Celebrates” fundraising gala. This year’s “Avant Garden”-themed...

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