It’s not often that you find a green sanctuary in the middle of the concrete jungle, but the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens is just that. Though we have live mere minutes from these lush gardens, up until about a week ago, we had never set foot inside. Considering that it is free to get in on Saturdays between 10 AM-12 PM and all day Tuesday (and only $10 all other times), I really have no idea why.
The photos from the 4×4 Style series gave you a sneak peek of the gardens, but I wanted to share a few more pictures with you guys. It was still a little chilly when we went so not everything was out in bloom, but it was still very pretty and relaxing to walk around. And let’s be honest- who really says no to whatever outdoor space/plants/greenery they can get while living in NYC, right?!
My favorite part was the Japanese pond with the Koi fish.
I also loved wandering the indoor greenhouses, separated into
There was also a cool tree fort/open deck that was extra special because it was built completely of trees that had been knocked down in Hurricane Sandy. How cool is that?! I didn’t get I full picture of it, but that’s me (because you obviously have no idea what I look like) walking down the “fort” steps.
And of course, I can not forget the Bonsai Garden section. I’ve always loved these miniature trees that somehow resemble a fairytale seen out of the shire (Lord of the Rings anyone?!), but I had never seen such a variety of trees grown in the Bonsai method. Definitely a highlight of the visit!
If spring ever decides to get itself here, I will be excited to go back and see everything in full bloom. If you live in the area make sure to go check it out, and if you will be visiting NYC, put this on your list of things to do.