Bedford-Stuyvesant

Fine flora in ‘Garden City,’ aka Bed-Stuy

Eye On Real Estate

June 20, 2018 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The gardens are great this time of year in Bed-Stuy. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Quite nicely, if it’s in Bed-Stuy.

We were strolling around the neighborhood the other day after the Fulton Art Fair. See related story.

And the flowers were looking fine.

We wanted to share some of the pictures we took of them.

Down on the ground, there's a profusion of flowers and foliage in this Decatur Street garden.

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Some of Bed-Stuy’s fine floral sights are actually on rowhouse facades. For instance, Swedish-born architect Magnus Dahlander included swags of floral festoons as decorative elements above doors and windows of the row of 33 houses he designed from 73 to 137 Bainbridge St.

In actual gardens down on the ground, roses can be found all over the place, and other fine fleurs, too.

Sawed-off barrels serve as sidewalk planters on various blocks, such as Stuyvesant Avenue between Bainbridge and Decatur streets.

A Halsey Street house has an old-fashioned bathtub out front that’s been turned into a planter full of flowers.

 

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