All photos by David Doobinin
Apr 27, 2021
The cherry blossoms are poppin’ at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The BBG is awash in blossoms right now. Here are a few pics from this week; rose-tinted glasses not required
It may be possible to get another bite of the cherry after all. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is in full bloom, and the garden’s Kanzan cherries—considered the most ornamental—have begun to pop on Cherry Esplanade.
Last spring, the garden was closed during the early peak pandemic weeks and its renowned cherry collection put on its annual show without an audience. (For the curious: if a cherry blossom blooms in the wilderness, it is indeed still glorious.)
This year the Japanese tradition of hanami—enjoying the transient beauty of these blossoms—is back, and the garden has extended its hours through May 9 and is offering a series of pop-up music and dance performances on weekends. Other early spring blooms currently on display include the pink, white, and yellow magnolia blossoms on Magnolia Plaza and Daffodil Hill. Click here for the garden’s “Cherrywatch” heat map of peak bloomage.
Photographer David Doobinin went to the park over the weekend to get a glimpse of the blooms and captured the following images. No rose-colored glasses required: