Cherry Blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (2015)

Tomorrow is “Sakura Matsuri” at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I probably would go this weekend if I wasn’t working! But I had a day off today, so I avoided the crowds and the higher admission fee (and also the live events set for the highly anticipated annual festival).

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Admission:

Adults $12
Seniors (65 and over) $6
Students with a valid ID $6
Children under 12 Free
Special pricing for Sakura Matsuri

Parking:

Time Weekday Rate
1st hour $5
each additional hour $2
maximum to closing $15

 

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Most trees were still pre-bloom. It’s been a cold Spring so far, so that’s to be expected.

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I love the contrast of the different trees in different stages of life.

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A lot of kids were here on school field trips.

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They do have a small cafe that serves sandwiches, salads, soups and coffee. It definitely pales in comparison to the New York Botanical Garden. 

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Look at all these signs!

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The gift shop was small; they sold plants, apparel, books, trinkets, etc.

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When I visited last year in May, the cherry blossoms were at peak bloom — the splendor of the pink rows of cherry blossoms is still etched in my mind. They will probably bloom next week but for now, enjoy the magnolias and tulips as they are blooming quite beautifully.

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