All around Brooklyn
Looking for something to do this weekend? The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens is having their Sakura Matsuri festival this week. Visitors can enjoy over 50 events and performances and the blossoming of BBG's 220 cherry trees.
These photos were taken on a little walk we took to the BBG two weeks ago. Yea, I know Im late to share. I just managed to get these out of my camera yesterday:) Notice the ticket window - no one selling. Budget cuts? Nope - admission is free on Saturdays from 10 to noon! Who knew??
We were too early for the real cherry blossom explosion but we did get to see plenty of blooming trees scattered around.
The Japanese garden section was just starting to bloom and full of koi.
Outside the garden, all sorts of spring flowers were out in full effect.
I'll confess that despite this place being within walking distance to my house, I had never visited. I just think of botanical gardens as something for die hard gardeners (I have a black thumb) or the aged. But it really is a beautiful space to take a stroll for a few hours.
And it just so happens to be off one of the more happening corners of Brooklyn - Grand Army Plaza. Complete with monument arch, a grand public library and a great farmers market.
Have I pimped out my hometown enough for you? Ok, I'll shut up now. Go, enjoy the weekend!