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Monthly Archives: May 2007

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Brooklyn is for flower lovers! 

I am ashamed to say that I have never – before today – visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  What was I waiting for!!!

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The perfect day to visit, bright blue sky and warm. 

These lovely blooms look ready for a Monet watercolor, too bad he isn’t around.

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The hanging wisteria were incredible – and big, dark wisteria trees heavy with purple cascading flowers – many varieties to see.

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The Cherry Walk and the Cherry Esplanade are breathtaking. 

Surprising lack of crowds considering the perfect Sunday afternoon weather.

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 From the brochure: “more than 40 varieties of Oriental flowering cherries make Brooklyn Botanic Garden one of the world’s best cherry-viewing sites outside of Japan.” 

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The cherry trees were lush and incredible and the park offers soft green grass where you can lie down and stare up at your flower ceiling.

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Continue along the path and peek around this gorgeous gate to see the Native Flora Garden, which is woodsy and cool. 

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Make sure to stop by the Japanese Hill-and-Pond garden. 

It is an oasis of calm and tranquility.  You won’t believe you’re still in Brooklyn.

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And if you aren’t convinced that Brooklyn is for lovers, just ask these turtles.

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Try to get to the BBG before the blossoms have all fallen, or go while they are falling and stand under the cherry blossom petal snow, it’s a beautiful feeling.

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