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Garden After Hours: Summer Tuesdays

Garden After Hours: Summer Tuesdays

Special Events | Evenings

Tuesdays, June–August (except July 5), 2022 | 5–8 p.m.

Savor evenings in the Garden during Summer Tuesdays. Enjoy a drink and get insider access with tours and opportunities to chat with Garden staff.

Each month features an area of the Garden in full bloom: the Cranford Rose Garden in June, the Herb Garden in July, and Lily Pool Terrace in August. The last Tuesday of each month features live music presented in partnership with I AM caribBEING.

Free with Garden admission.

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Drinks

Beer, Wine: $11
Themed cocktail of the month: $12

Credit cards only. Members receive 10% discount. Note: Please stay within designated areas with beverages.

JUNE: CRANFORD ROSE GARDEN

  • sun shining on a rose garden

    Tuesday, June 14, 2022

    Rose Garden Guided Tours

    5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. | Tours start at the south end of the Rose Garden.

    Meet the Gardener: Will Wallace

    5–8 p.m. | North end of the Rose Garden

    Ask questions about the Cranford Rose Garden, specific plants, and more.

  • A sculpture of a woman in Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Rose Garden.

    Tuesday, June 21, 2022

    For the Birds Exhibition Guided Tour

    5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. | Tours start at the south end of the Rose Garden.

    Take a guided tour of artist-created birdhouses, then head back to the Rose Garden to listen to music from “For the Birds: The Birdsong Project.”

  • A black and white image of a man in a loose afro, white turtleneck, and leather jacket

    Tuesday, June 28, 2022

    Pardnas

    5–8 p.m. | Rose Garden Terrace

    Celebrate Brooklyn’s Steelpan Day with a live pan-jazz performance by Pardnas (Trini slang for “friends”) featuring Elenna Canlas (keyboard), Odie Gonzales (steelpan), Zane Rodulfo (drums/percussion), Chris St. Hilaire (multi-instrumentalist), and Nikhil Yerawadekar (multi-instrumentalist). Presented in partnership with I AM caribBEING.

JULY: HERB GARDEN

  • Three painted gourd-shaped birdhouses are suspended from a garden pergola.

    Tuesday, July 12, 2022

    For the Birds Exhibition Guided Tour

    6 p.m. | Tour starts at the north entrance to the Herb Garden.

    Take a guided tour of artist-created birdhouses, then head back to the Herb Garden to listen to music from “For the Birds: The Birdsong Project.”

  • Pergolas covered with vines drape over a curved path with lush plantings on either side

    Tuesday, July 19, 2022

    Herb Garden Guided Tours

    5 p.m., 6 p.m. | Tours start at the north entrance to the Herb Garden.

    Meet the Gardener: Maeve Turner

    5–8 p.m. | Herb Garden, near the compost bins

    Ask questions about the Herb Garden, specific plants, and more.

  • A Black man in a colorful room working with a turntable and laptop

    Tuesday, July 26, 2022

    Little Caribbean Garden Fete featuring DJ Khalil

    5–8 p.m. | Herb Garden Terrace

    Celebrate Brooklyn’s West Indian community with a Little Caribbean Garden Fete featuring DJ Khalil. Presented in partnership with I AM caribBEING.

    Tour of Caribbean Herbs and Plants in the Discovery Garden

    6 p.m. | Tour starts at the north entrance to the Herb Garden.

    Take a tour of Caribbean herbs and plants in the Discovery Garden. Presented in partnership with I AM caribBEING.

AUGUST: LILY POOL TERRACE

  • Classic terra-cotta buildings reflect in a pool with water lilies.

    Tuesday, August 2, 2022

    Lily Pool Terrace Tours

    5 p.m., 6 p.m. | Meet at the north end of Lily Pool Terrace.

    Meet the Gardener: Wayken Shaw

    5–8 p.m. | Lily Pool Terrace, by the center fountain

    Ask questions about Lily Pool Terrace, specific plants, and more.

  • A large birdhouse made of mosaic tile and found objects stands in a green lawn.

    Tuesday, August 9, 2022

    For the Birds Exhibition Guided Tour

    6 p.m. | Meet at the north end of Lily Pool Terrace.

    Take a guided tour of artist-created birdhouses, then head back to Lily Pool Terrace to listen to music from “For the Birds: The Birdsong Project.”

  • Nymphaea 'Luciana', (hardy water-lily) is putting up lots of blooms this week along with many others in Lily Pool Terrace.

    Tuesday, August 16, 2022

    Annual Border Guided Tour

    6 p.m. | Meet at the north end of Lily Pool Terrace.

    Contour Drawing Demonstration

    5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. | Lily Pool Terrace, by the center fountain

    Join a BBG instructor for a quick drawing demonstration. Look at a flower. Don’t look at your paper while drawing. The results will surprise you!

  • A stone pool with floating groups of water lilies is edged with formal planters.

    Tuesday, August 23, 2022

    Conservatory Guided Tour

    6 p.m. | Meet at the south end of Lily Pool Terrace.

  • Two smiling women in summer clothes hold beers amid lush plantings.

    Tuesday, August 30, 2022

    Little Caribbean Last Lap

    5–8 p.m. | North end of Lily Pool Terrace

    Celebrate Brooklyn’s West Indian community with a Little Caribbean Last Lap. Walk with your flag and get ready to jump into the annual West Indian Day parade! Presented in partnership with I AM caribBEING.

    Tour of Caribbean Herbs and Plants in the Children’s Garden

    6 p.m. | Meet at the south end of the Lily Pool Terrace.

    Take a tour of Caribbean herbs and plants growing in the Children’s Garden. Presented in partnership with I AM caribBEING.

Image, top of page: Michael Stewart