Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York

OK, so we just spent 5 weeks in New York where we tried to live like locals, subway-hopping, grabbing coffees from Zabar’s, chilling out in Central Park, food shopping in Trader Joe’s and obviously traipsing along 5th Avenue but we managed to get a few other things in too! I’m going to do a couple of posts on New York just to give everything its dues. Shorter posts…but hopefully sweeter 🙂

One of the nicest places we visited was the Brooklyn Botanic Garden out by Prospect Park (also a lovely area to wander around). Getting to the Botanic Garden from Manhattan is really easy – we were staying near the 2/3 subway lines and you can get those all the way to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum and it’s just around the corner from here. The garden is open from Tuesday to Sunday and usually costs $12 but there’s free entry on a Tuesday…which is obviously the day we went!

I think I pretty much could have gone with the title ‘Ode to a Cherry Blossom’ for this post…

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Subway art en-route

Cherry Walk

Cherry Walk

Pretty clearly signposted!

Pretty clearly signposted!

Mesmerised!

Mesmerised!

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

Up close and personal

Up close and personal

So beautiful

So beautiful

Blossom clouds!

Blossom clouds!

Nice little reminder

Nice little reminder

The prettiest place on earth?

The prettiest place on earth?

A host of golden...tulips

A host of golden…tulips

Pansies...I think

Pansies…I think

Oh the colours!

Oh the colours!

This beauty

This beauty

I wish these covered everything year-round!

I wish these covered everything year-round!

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