A one-day symposium sponsored by Longwood Gardens, Scott Arboretum, Hardy Plant Society, Chanticleer, and PHS. Open to the public.
Brooklyn Bridge Park, an 85-acre, organic park in the middle of New
York City, was created with ecology in mind. The park’s beautifully
designed, award-winning piers are a venue for top-notch recreation,
opera and outdoor films. The piers also contain native woodlands,
freshwater wetlands, salt marshes, and numerous meadows. These areas closely mimic native ecosystems and are managed with an
emphasis on wildlife habitat. This talk will detail many of the strategies employed to design an ecological park, as well as the management
techniques used to cultivate biodiverse parkland. These techniques and strategies can be applied to many garden settings
Horticulture / Plants
Parks & Recreation
Sustainable Development & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Understand strategies for development of an ecological, mixed use recreation area.
2. Understand management techniques to manage biodiversity.
3. Learn how to apply the lessons from Brooklyn Bridge park to other garden settings.
Longwood Gardens Continuing Education