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Enjoy a self-guided Garden Walk through more than a dozen private gardens and nine community gardens in historic Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, and Clinton Hill during the Brownstone Brooklyn Garden District’s (BBGD) 11th Sunday Garden Walk, June 8.

The Brownstone Brooklyn Garden District, sponsor of the Garden Walk, evolved from a decade of community environmental concern to green and beautify the neighborhoods of Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights and Fort Greene.

Gardens and green-spaces — including public parks, community gardens, campus gardens, grade-school gardens, church gardens, restaurant gardens, tree-pit gardens and hundreds of street gardens — define the Garden District.

Highlights of Garden Walk 2008 include:

· Two American cottage gardens separated by a hedgerow of roses; a courtyard garden with decorative potager;

· An 1830s cottage in a charming eminent-domain-endangered garden that is now before the U.S. Supreme Court;

· A master potter’s astonishing mini-BBG (in creation) garden spanning three verdant lots back of his house-&-kiln;

· A montane stream falling over mossy rock ledges into a stocked (goldfish/koi) pond on a Brooklyn backyard mountain three lots wide;

· A serene 21st century Japanese garden back of a serene 19th Century brownstone;

· An 1839 farmhouse in a double-wide garden with century-old trees and carriage house.

Ticket sales support the Annual Fall Bulb Give-Away, which adds thousands of spring-flowering bulbs to the streets of the Garden District.

Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Thirst, 187 DeKalb Avenue, at The Forest Floor, 659 Vanderbilt Avenue, or by mail through May 16.

For more, call the BBGD Garden Walk Information Line, at 718-219-2137.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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