Springtime weekends in New York City inspire an annual trip to Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
When the cherry blossoms are out, so are the hoards of New Yorkers who flock towards Washington Ave to admire the ephemeral cherry blossom bloom. Don’t let the crowds dissuade you, the full, pink petals are a treat to the eyes. The crowds are relaxed and the grass is the perfect place for soaking up the first of the spring sunshine. After a recent visit to Washington DC for the famous Cherry Blossom Festival I wasn’t expecting too much from Brooklyn, however I was pleasantly surprised. The bloom was gorgeous and the whole garden is a wonderful break from the urban jungle of NYC.
If you do have a chance to visit, take the time to explore beyond the rows of trees along ‘Cherry Esplanade’ and venture further into the gardens. Meander towards Japanese Hill and Pond for gorgeous waterside reflections and you might even spot a turtle. Stroll towards the Lily Pool Terrace where there a variety of pavilions to visit and plentiful tulips in colourful rows. For more information or to view the’ Cherry Watch Blossom Status’ visit http://www.bbg.org/ .
Here is a gallery of photos from my day out at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Enjoy!