Brooklyn Botanic Garden featured in new postage stamp series

A new postage stamp series pays tribute to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

The garden is going postal!

Brooklyn’s own Botanic Garden is featured prominently on a new set of stamps from the United States Post Office, giving Brooklynites a chance to show off the borough’s horticultural jewel on all their national correspondence. 

“I am proud to say Brooklyn has one of the most magnificent gardens in the country,” said Brooklyn Postmaster Eddie Banner. “Sadly we cannot visit the park at the moment, so this is a wonderful way to honor and enjoy it.”

The BBG stamp is one in a new series called “American Gardens,” which features well known green spaces from across the country. Its featured art was taken by floral photographer Allen Rokach, and designed by postal service artist Ethel Kessler.

The garden currently sits empty while spring is in full form, but garden officials say they are aiming for a July reopening.

The Postal Service has also suffered tremendous losses due to the coronavirus pandemic, prompting diehards of the embattled service to buy forever stamps as a show of support.

Mail and garden enthusiasts can purchase the new stamps online or in select retail locations.