The NYC Botanic Gardens which are located in Brooklyn is one of the most interesting places in NYC because something different and exciting is always happening.
Right now is Cherry Watch time, a 5 week period during which the many different kinds of Cheery trees in the BBG come into bloom. You can go to the BBG website and check out their Cheery watch map which shows which trees are in bloom when.
See the video for a famed time-lapse video of the Cheery trees blooming in their Cherry Tree walk which was planted in 1926. There are also other cherry trees planted in all kinds of places in the BBG so going to see the cherry blossom will take on an amble right around the gardens.
The other thing of note happening now is the opening of the Tree House designed by artist Roderick Romero made of wood milled from the trees blown down during Hurricane Sandy. It looks something like a giant wooden birds nest built right at ground level.
Suitable for quiet contemplation or a vigorous game of hide and seek if you’re up for it, it is well worth a visit and is another example of the BBG using natural materials to create something beautiful.
Right from when the BBQ was established at the end of the 19th Century it’s staff have shown a consistent sense of engagement with it’s visitors and to go there is to be welcomed gently into a wonderland of beauty, play and learning about everything botanical. COMMENT on your favoeite BBG exhibit and LIKE the Botanical Gardens.