08 MAY 2014 / The Brooklyn Botanic Garden will be honored with the National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Τhe grantee organization Brooklyn Botanic Garden will be honored with the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the US’s highest award for museums and libraries, during a ceremony taking place at the White House.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has supported through its grant-making the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’ s children’ s education programs and expanded children’s Discovery Garden.  The Garden’s programs serve youth aged 3 to 18 with on-site, in-school, and community-based initiatives.

Founded in 1910, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a 52-acre urban oasis featuring plants from around the world.  The Garden is committed to education, community outreach, and scientific research, with a focus on conserving plants and protecting the environment.  The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has many specialty gardens, including the Children´s Garden, the Japanese-Hill-and-Pond-Garden, the Native Flora Garden, the Rose Garden, the Fragrance Garden, and the Conservatory.

Read the relevant article on New York Times here.