Spring at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

I'm pretty sure that Spring is my favorite time of the year. It's not only because my birthday falls in
this season (May 5th if you want to know), but because it is the best time to visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden located in Brooklyn, NY.

It's a great place to see nature in its purest form without leaving the city. Now through May 2nd, you can experience the Cherry Blossom season, or Hanami. Every year thousands of New Yorkers come to Brooklyn to see the Cherry Blossom trees in full bloom and you can too!

You can also see the other plants in bloom on your visit, including Birds of Paradise (pictured above) as well as many flowering trees. Being a warm weather kind of lady, my favorite things to see are located in the Tropical Pavillion. There Banana Trees stretched out to touch the glass at the top of the building that holds it.

When you walk around the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, you feel as if you are in another place, miles away from New York City. This has to be one of my favorite places in all five boroughs for that reason. You can pay a small fee and get more than what your public park has to offer - quiet, manicured lawns to laze upon and beautiful, wonderful trees and plants to gaze upon.