Over the long weekend (thank you, Columbus!), the212 headed over to Brooklyn to check out the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and it was beautiful. Just a short walk from the 4, 5, 2, 3, Q and B subways lines – it is a quick and easy trip to make from Manhattan and is a part of the much larger Prospect Park.
Inside, couples were planning their weddings and families were exploring the grounds. The Gardens are separated into segments to highlight different parts of nature. The highlights included: the Rose Garden, Cherry Esplanade, Bonsai Museum, Lily Pool Terrace and Japanese Hill and Pond Garden (and that’s just half of them!). The grounds were excellently kept, even with all of the visitors roaming around.
One of the most unique parts of the Garden was the indoor conservatory pavilions, which recreated different climates and plant-life from around the world. Walking in to each room, you felt a change in temperature, smell and feel. Everything through out the Garden was labeled and signs were dispersed throughout to educate the visitors. Unlike parks around the City, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden provides you with a real feeling of escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
With fall foliage in full effect and a cheap admission price of just $10 for Adults and $5 for students (free on Tuesdays!), Brooklyn Botanical Garden makes for an excellent Fall adventure!