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!!!
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.
The hanging wisteria were incredible – and big, dark wisteria trees heavy with purple cascading flowers – many varieties to see.
The Cherry Walk and the Cherry Esplanade are breathtaking.
Surprising lack of crowds considering the perfect Sunday afternoon weather.
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.”
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.
Continue along the path and peek around this gorgeous gate to see the Native Flora Garden, which is woodsy and cool.
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.
And if you aren’t convinced that Brooklyn is for lovers, just ask these turtles.
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.