June is National Rose Month! And on June 28, 2020, Brooklyn Botanic Garden offered an exclusive virtual tour of their Cranford Rose Garden while the Garden is still closed as part of New York City’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The 15 minute Virtual Tour featured a beautiful display of tens of thousands of blossoms throughout the Garden, which is one of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s top attractions. The Garden has indicated that thousands of rosebushes are cultivated, including wild species, old garden roses, hybrid teas, grandifloras, floribundas, polyanthas, hybrid perpetuals, climbers, ramblers, and miniatures!
The Virtual Tour was absolutely stunning as it was set to the sounds of birds & pollinators. Filmed by cinematographer Nic Petry of Dancing Camera, spectators were able to see flowers displayed in arches, lattices, and in formal beds. It was amazing to see such close-up shots of bees, busy at work:
Especially with headphones on, experiencing the Cranford Rose Garden virtually can only be topped by visiting Brooklyn Botanic Garden in person. It was truly a spectacle and captured the feeling of walking past through one of the largest rose collections in North America. In fact, some of the original roses from 1927 are still in the garden today!
Though the Garden still remains closed during the pandemic, Brooklyn Botanic Garden aims to reopen sometime this summer. For more information, please visit their official website. And to experience the Cranford Rose Garden Virtual Tour while the replay is still available, visit the BBG Facebook Page.