Inga Howe-Geniesse

This Holiday Season, Consider Giving The Gift of a Garden

The holiday season is filled with ample opportunities to celebrate the ones we love by giving them a gift, but this year, consider giving the gift of the garden. Memberships to the New York Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden are excellent ways to show the ones we love that we care about them while giving them ample opportunities to learn, grow, and bring the garden into their own lives.

A donation to Edible Schoolyard NYC, The Highline, and the Central Park Conservancy also have the same effect, while encouraging the maintenance and preservation of these national treasures and community efforts to inspire change and positivity through the healing aspects of the garden.

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This is also a great time of year to use your local florist and support your local farmers market if giving gifts of flowers or homemade food.

For more information and other ideas on garden-related donations this holiday season, check out our previous coverage of the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Edible Schoolyard NYC, The Highline, and the various gardens of Central Park. Happy holidays from Garden Collage!

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