What was once a barren rooftop in an industrial section of Brooklyn is now home to a meadow filled with wildflowers.

Planting and construction of the Kingsland Wildflowers in Greenpoint was completed late last year.

The 22,000 square foot garden features several species of wildflower.

Green rooftops like these provide a habitat for birds and other wildlife, insulate buildings, and soak up rainwater that would otherwise end up in the sewage system.

Now that Summer has arrived, a series of free programs invite members of the public to get involved. 

There are plans in the works to expand the green space onto adjacent sections of rooftop.

To learn more, check out Kingslandwildflowers.com.