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  • August 1, 2023

Adrian Benepe, President and CEO of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG). Photo: Michael Stewart.

EAGLE: I guess a really simple jumping off point would just be to ask you what got you into your love of trees and gardens and urban ecology? I know that you grew up in the city, so was this a fascination that has existed since you were young, or did you have to come to it at some point and what brought you there? 

BENEPE: I’m a city kid, born and raised in New York City, technically born in New Rochelle, but from the age

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  • July 26, 2022
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Plants have the ability to transform even the most mundane spaces into something magical with their color, life, and whimsy. And when combined with architecture, fountains, sculpture, and other elements to create a garden, plants can transform our way of thinking too. Whether you’ve been designing for a decade or a lifetime, a visit to an imaginative and well-designed outdoor space can be a source of inspiration for future projects and can help enhance your own skills and

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