After Hurricane Sandy, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden decided to use the trees that fell to create Tree House Instillation. The tree house in the Discovery Garden, which was designed by tree house architect Roderick Romero, will serve as an open-air classroom for children’s workshops.
The site-specific instillation was built entirely out of wood
from trees felled by Hurricane Sandy.
On April 6, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden debuted the Tree House Instillation in its Discovery Garden. The tree house, designed by tree house architect Roderick Romero, is constructed out of wood from trees that fell during Hurricane Sandy.
Designed as a place for relaxation and an open-air classroom for various children's programs, the tree house is more than 200 square feet and has a bench that can hold up to 25 children and 2 teachers. "Children's workshops can include anything from daily animal life, to animal habitats in the wild and general architecture," says Kate Blumm, communication manager for the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
From April 13-June 2, the garden will hold Spring Weekend Discovery Workshops for the whole family in the Fragrance Garden. The free program, which centers around the different plant and animal species found in the garden, are held Saturdays from 11am-1pm and Sundays from 1-3pm. Children can participate in scavenger hunts, enjoy story time and arts and crafts, and take plantings home.
"We use the amazing living collections at the garden as a starting point,” Blumm says. “We'll teach children about what it takes to be a city garden."