Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest Application Deadline Is June 1!
by BBG
April 23, 2018

Calling all Brooklyn gardeners: The deadline to enter the 24th annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest is June 1, 2018. Presented by Brooklyn Botanic Garden in partnership with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest promotes neighborliness and sustainability. By encouraging streetscape gardening, tree stewardship, and community involvement, the contest motivates neighbors to work together to make their blocks more healthy, connected, walkable, and resilient. Various prizes are awarded for both residential and commercial blocks for greenest storefront, best window box, sustainable practices, and other greening efforts. To learn more about how to enter, visit Follow the fun at #greenestblockinbrooklyn.

Curious but not sure your neighbors are ready to compete? Take a free workshop to learn strategies for involving neighbors in cleaning and greening your block. Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Community Greening staff, joined by some winning Greenest Block in Brooklyn gardeners, will hold three How to Green Your Block workshops at BBG on April 25, May 2, and May 23, 2018. Workshops focus on common challenges, best practices for street tree care, increasing participation, and choosing the right plant for the right place. Meet fellow gardeners to share stories of struggles and successes, and take home some plants to try! The workshop is free, but preregistration is required.

The Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest is a project of Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, with leadership support from Brooklyn Community Foundation. Sponsor, Greenest Block in Brooklyn: Barclays Center Cares Major Sponsor, Community Greening programs: National Grid.


Founded in 1910, Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. Situated on 52 acres in the heart of Brooklyn, the Garden is home to over 18,000 kinds of plants and hosts more than 900,000 visitors annually.

Learn what’s happening at Brooklyn Botanic Garden at, read the Garden’s blog at, and find out what’s in bloom at Visitor entrances are at 990 Washington Avenue, 150 Eastern Parkway, and 455 Flatbush Avenue. For hours, directions, and admission information, please visit Follow Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and join the conversation using the hashtag #brooklynbotanic.

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