Borough Hall in bloom on Sunday

(BHB/Sarah Portlock)

(BHB/Sarah Portlock)

This Sunday, the Borough Hall Greenmarket will transform into a one-day flower market, complete with master gardening classes, demonstrations, and, of course, dozens of kinds of plants to purchase.

Per an email from the organizers, the Council on the Environment of NYC:

Greenmarket kicks off its first borough-wide annual one-day Flower Market this Sunday, April 19th from 8 am to 4 pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Shoppers can celebrate spring with a bounty of perennials, annuals, bulbs, herbs, flats, house plants, and cut flowers. There will be special planting activities, expert advice from CENYC’s Open Space Greening Program’s Master Gardner, Gerard Lordhal, cooking demos, music and more!

UPDATE: Here’s more information, from event organizer Sabine Hrechdakian:

We’ll have Greenmarket farmers Chris Emmerich from Emmerich Greenhouses, Rich Hodgson from Hodgson Farms and Mark Phillips from Phillips Farms. …And [we’ll have] a very large variety of perennials, annuals, bulbs, herbs and flowers. It will be a great way for people to get inspired about planting and gardening, especially with our resident expert giving free planting advice from 12 – 4 pm.

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  • Neighborhood Observer

    Sounds like a wonderful event, but why on Sunday when the Borough Hall Greenmarket on Saturday needs lots of suppport from the community — it is a small market because people don’t come to shop. I hope this special event doesn’t dilute Saturday attendance. Thanks to the vendors who will be there both Saturday and Sunday – especially Chris who usually does Columbus Avenue in Manhattan on Sunday.

  • bornhere

    Maybe I missed some earlier excitement, but by the time I strolled over to Borough Hall at about 1, there seemed to be minimal activity, few customers, and perhaps four routine tables of routine flowers and such. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it was something of a disappointment. Meh :(

  • Homer Fink

    Same here. Epic disappointment. Still need help with my window boxes!