You Must Visit Williamsburg’s Jungle Garden

Got out of work early on Friday and made a beeline to Brooklyn to check out the Jungle Garden store at 61 Kent Avenue (between N. 10th and N. 11th). Do you know another garden center that plays dance music?

The place has an approachable, energetic feeling. I was so ready to lay back in one of the vintage lounge chairs and cruise their huge variety of plants.  They have a smart collection of Brooklyn-friendly plants like succulents and roof garden friendly plants including grasses and the purple salvia I picked up.

Lupins need moist soil and protection from summer winds – so they aren’t a fit for our roof garden. Still, a stunning plant to go visit.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Beautiful photos! Great finding this blog via Apartment Therapy. My son is about to move to Williamsburg, I am so excited to explore the neighborhood–we are former Park Slopers.

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  2. Posted by Mimi on June 3, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Thanks for the tip! This is just a couple blocks from my apartment, but I haven’t seen it yet. I’m a little embarrassed by how frequently I go to Sprout, so a secondary plant supply is very welcome.

    PS. Just wanted to add that I was directed to your blog from Apartment Therapy. Congratulations on the plug, and thanks for all your terrific tips!

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  3. […] Southside CSA hosted a Picnic Block from N4th to N5th. Thanks to Jungle we had a grassy lawn, chill-out chairs, shady trees and a serious lounge area. We had a big […]

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  4. Posted by luci on April 23, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    My daughter lived in williamsburg and told me to ask you if you know where I could purchase a shrimp plant.
    I had a large one that grew into a tree and it got a fungus tht killed it.

    Appreciate your help.

    Luci

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