Morning at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

On the north side of Prospect Park lies the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, an oasis of colorful tulips and cherry blossom trees in the heart of Brooklyn. I decided to visit the grounds on a Tuesday, when admission was free. The garden opens at 8am so I got up early to hop on the 4/5 train which took me straight there. I explored for about an hour (which was a bit rushed), but nevertheless I was able to see the vast majority of the park and make it back to Manhattan in time for work at 10am!

Most everything is labeled so you can easily learn about what plant or flower you are looking at. One of the most exquisite tulips I saw was called the ‘Leen van der Mark’ Triumph Tulip, in a bright red with white edges.

Inside the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

A major section of the park is under renovation, but you can still see some wonderfully landscaped areas. What I would recommend is starting with the Japanese Hill and Pond Garden, continuing through Magnolia Plaza and the Lily Pool Terrace, and then making your way back through the Cherry Esplanade…

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Bench

Brooklyn Botanic Tulips

Brooklyn Botanic Lily Pool Terrace

Brooklyn Botanic Tulips

Brooklyn Botanic Lily Pool Terrace

Brooklyn Botanic Tulips

Brooklyn Botanic Cherry Blossoms

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Tulips

Brooklyn Botanic Japanese Hill and Garden Pond

Brooklyn Botanic Red Tulips

Brooklyn Botanic Cherry Blossoms

Brooklyn Botanic Cherry Blossoms

Brooklyn Botanic
Brooklyn Botanic

Brooklyn Botanic Cherry Blossom

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Orange Tulips
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Plan Your Visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Tuesday – Friday 10-6pm, Saturday – Sunday 10-6pm
Free admission on Tuesdays

April 22, 2016

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I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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[…] green space. Check out Prospect Park, Flatbush-Ditmas Park, or Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden, next to Prospect Park, is gorgeous and free on Tuesdays. In Manhattan, some of my favorite parks […]

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