Garden Party


The August 13 meeting of the Linnaean Libation League was even more fabulous than we anticipated. The first batch of party pictures are online here and here.

If, like us, you feel an instant sense of elation once you step inside Brooklyn Botanic Garden, then mark August 13 on your calendar. That Thursday, the inaugural meeting of the Linnaean Libation League will convene — which is a fancy way of saying BBG and Brooklyn Based are inviting you to a fabulous summer garden party.

In honor of Carl Linneaus, father of modern botanical taxonomy, the League celebrates all the things Linneaus was known for — beauty, botany, culture, brilliance — over twilight drinks in the Mediterranean-style Osborne Garden. A special cucumber-mint cocktail courtesy of the French aperitif Lillet will be free the entire night and there will be $3 drafts of Sixpoint Craft Ale, the evening’s other sponsor. (The bar will be stocked with $5 glasses of bubbly, rose, white and red wine, too.)

Tickets for the night of cocktails and live music are $15, available here, to everyone 21 and up. (The opportunity to mingle in a magic garden in your finest party attire, of course, is priceless.) Special Linnaean Libation League calling cards are scattered around Brooklyn (find yours at places like Oslo Coffee, Roebling Tea Room, Walter Foods, Champion Coffee, Baked, Sample (ask behind the bar), Dumbo General StoreForagers Market, Greene Grape Wine Shop, Thistle and Clover, Outpost Cafe, Ortine, Beast, Weather Up, and Franklin Park). Sign it and bring it with you to be entered into a drawing for a year’s free admission to Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Your garden party dresses and seersucker suits have been waiting all their lives for this night…

Linnaean Libation League: A Garden Party at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Thursday, August 13, 6-9 pm

$15 admission includes free Lillet Osborne cocktails, $3 drafts from Sixpoint Craft Ales all night, $5 glasses of wine and live music.

Advance Tickets Necessary, Available Here*** Advance Tickets Sold Out!

Presented by Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Based
Sponsored by Lillet and Sixpoint Craft Ales


***Please note that all guests must present ID to gain entry and must enter through Please arrive through BBG’s 1000 Washington Avenue entrance, a couple blocks from both the 2/3 Eastern Parkway station and the B/Q Prospect Park Station. You can see the exact location here: You will be directed to the Palm House upon arrival. Bike parking is available.

Sent by BB. Top photo by David Linder, bottom by S. Josephson, both courtesy of BBG.

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