Brooklyn

Weekend Afternoon At The Brooklyn Botanical Garden

By Seth Fera-Schanes

Take the 2/3 subway line out to Brooklyn for an afternoon visit to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.  Located next the the Brooklyn Museum, you can make this a two for one trip or just decide to focus on gardens.

The botanical garden is over 100 years old and the site encompasses 52 acres.  A few of the highlights are a Japanese garden with Koi pond, rose garden and the famous cherry tree esplanade – and that is just a small sampling of all you can find on the grounds.  If you happen to be in the city during the spring, you should definitely make a trip to the garden to see the cherry trees in full bloom.

A few others sites to take in are the Bonsai tree enclosure as well as the Steinhardt Conservatory which has plants representing three different climates zones; tropical, temperate and desert.

Adult entrance fees are $10.

Brooklyn Kale

Brooklyn Kale

Brooklyn Botanical Garden Fountain

Brooklyn Botanical Garden Fountain

Cherry Trees

Cherry Trees

Brooklyn Artichokes

Brooklyn Artichokes

Honeybee

Honeybee

Brooklyn Botanical Garden Summer Flowers

Brooklyn Botanical Garden Summer Flowers

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