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Magnolias are the early spring stars at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Let this photo gallery help you escape from Monday's snow

April 2, 2018 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Magnolia trees at Brooklyn Botanic Garden flourish in front of a landmarked building designed by McKim, Mead & White. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Oy vey. It was snowing today. In April.

Brooklynites are hungry for spring. Sorry about this temporary setback.

To cheer you up, here are photos from this past Saturday, when the sun actually came out and the weather was warm-ish.

Lots of people headed to Brooklyn Botanic Garden to feast their eyes on the flowers.

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The magnolia trees were the stars of the show. They were covered with long-petaled white flowers that drew photographers young and old.

If you look on the garden’s website, you’ll see that this type of tree is called “star magnolia.”

Some of the garden’s visitors posed for pix on the stairs of the century-old Tuscan Revival-style administration building. It’s located at the edge of Magnolia Plaza.

Did you know this building is a city-designated landmark designed by famous architectural firm McKim, Mead & White?

Other visitors snapped shots of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s stunning greenhouses, whose reflections were visible in the lily pools alongside them.

People strolled all over the grounds of the 52-acre horticultural haven at the edge of Prospect Heights.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s famed Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival doesn’t take place until the end of April. So just a few cherry trees had flowers on them last weekend.

Nevertheless, folks posed for selfies by the water’s edge at the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and lounged on the Cherry Esplanade’s green and lovely lawn.

They also sought out posies in spots such as the Water Garden and the Rock Garden.     

 

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