Spring in Brooklyn Botanic garden
Spring is in the air and New York City is becoming especially beautiful. If you are looking for a great place to spend a relaxing day and to be amazed by the clouds of pink cherry blossoms, visit Brooklyn Botanic garden. It’s in peak time right now so hurry up and go to see the absolutely amazing natures treat.
Cherry Blossom Festival Brooklyn Botanic Garden
BBG Cherry Esplanade is a broad green field with two allies of beautiful cherry trees. Seventy two double-flowered trees create this amazing spring display. While most cherry blossoms have 5 petals, these trees have up to 28 petals on each bloom, can you imagine this spectacular natural wonder. This is the only part of the garden where visitors can sit on the grass (sorry, no blankets and no pick-nicks allowed).
This weekend Brooklyn Botanic garden is open for the annual cherry blossom festival on April 30 and May 1st. They are offering music performances, tea ceremonies and other activities to celebrate Japanese culture. If you want to see how long the full bloom will last, check this website for online cherry watch bbg.org/cherries
Brooklyn Botanic Garden can be rented for weddings and private events as well. Can you imagine how romantic will be the ceremony below the blossoming cherry trees?
Tulips Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Not just cherry blossoms but hundreds of different tulip types can be found here. Some of them don’t even look like tulips but more like roses or peonies. Over 6000 tulips have been planted and they come in all varieties, shapes and colors.
Fragrance Garden Brooklyn Botanic Garden
For a little different experience sniff through the Fragrance Garden with aromatic herbs and plants. This was the first park in the United States designated to sight impaired. Visitors are encouraged to touch and smell the plants. The four main beds in the Fragrance Garden includes one of the following groups of plants: 1. Plants four Touch. Different shapes and textures. 2. Plants with Scented Leaves. Gently rub the leaves and smell your fingers. 3. Fragrant Flowers. Most of the aromatic flowers bloom here in midsummer. 4. Kitchen Herbs. Experience the culinary plants as basil, sage, peppermint, rosemary and many more.
No matter what time of the year, there is always something in bloom. Right now you can enjoy the full bloom of cherry trees. Not one tree remains in flower for more than a week, so hurry up and go check it out.
Have I convinced you to come visit?
Entrance fee: $12, or $6 if you are a student. During the Cherry Blossom Festival ticket cost $25. The entrance is Free on Saturdays between 10 am and noon and on Tuesdays all day.