Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Herb Garden (demolished) – Brooklyn NY

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The New Deal supported various improvements to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden during the Great Depression, among which was the Herb Garden:

“Works Progress Administration (WPA) labor was used to build the 1938 Herb Garden, a Caparn design taken from a 1577 Elizabethan knot garden.”

The herb garden is no longer extant.

Other New Deal-funded efforts, such as bronze busts of noted naturalists that reside in the Laboratory Building rotunda, also grace the Botanic Garden.

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http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/brooklynbotanicgarden/history

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 3, 2014.

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1000 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Coordinates: 40.665128, -73.963325

One comment on “Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Herb Garden (demolished) – Brooklyn NY

  1. Sadly, the Botanic Garden has gotten rid of this particular herb knot garden to make way for its new visitors center. The current herb garden display is in a different location and is a new creation.

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