Family Guide: Native New Yorkers: Know Your Know Neighbors in Nature

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (photo credit: Uli Lorimer)

Are you a home gardener, interested in native area plants or want your kids to know about plants, then, head to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s summer trail that is aimed at visitors of all ages.

Throughout the Garden, identifying signs with insects, birds, and other animals will put focus on the vital link between local flora and wildlife. Kids can enjoy their own special trail guide, complete with activities and collectible cards!

Design ideas for landscaping with natives and tips for choosing indigenous plants for containers will inspire home gardeners. And everyone will appreciate the native eats on a new menu at the Garden’s Zagat-rated Terrace Cafe, which features seasonal specials showcasing local edibles like ramps, blueberries, Jerusalem artichokes, and maple syrup.

Summer Trail is open to until November 13.
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