Making Brooklyn Bloom has become a Brooklyn Botanical Garden tradition as the annual kickoff event of the spring gardening season. Since 1982, this full day of activities in early March at the Garden has provided excellent information on sustainable horticulture for the gardening public. A new theme is selected each year, usually with a featured speaker who delivers an inspiring keynote address on that subject.
The free event offers hands-on workshops taught by community gardeners, BBG staff, and greening experts. Exhibitors from regional greening organizations present innovative, organic gardening techniques for home and community gardeners. Making Brooklyn Bloom provides a much-anticipated annual forum where community members can demonstrate their leadership and is a networking opportunity for everyone who shares the goal of making Brooklyn greener.