Photo of the Week: Cherry Blossoms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

[Blossoms], circa 1977, v1990.2.219; Donald L. Nowlan Brooklyn collection, ARC.120; Brooklyn Historical Society.

[Blossoms], circa 1977, v1990.2.219; Donald L. Nowlan Brooklyn collection, ARC.120; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden opened on May 13, 1911, over a century ago. According to their website, the Original Native Flora Garden was the first display garden at BBG which showcased native plants. Springtime is my favorite time to visit when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. You can now keep track of the blossoms using the Cherrywatch feature on the BBG site. The photo of the week depicts the Cherry Esplanade in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden around 1975.

This photograph comes from the Donald L. Nowlan Brooklyn collection comprised of 122 color photographic prints, 165 color slides, and three black-and-white photographic prints, taken by Nowlan, that document locations in Brooklyn in the 1960s and 1970s. You can view more photographs from this collection, including more views inside Brooklyn Botanic Garden, here.

Interested in seeing more photos from BHS’s collection? Visit our online image gallery, which includes a selection of our images. Interested in seeing even more historic Brooklyn images? Visit our Brooklyn Visual Heritage website here. To search BHS’s entire collection of images, archives, maps, and special collections visit BHS’s Othmer Library Wed-Sat, 1:00-5:00 p.m. library@brooklynhistory.org

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One Response to Photo of the Week: Cherry Blossoms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  1. Viva Traffic says:

    Interesting, I’m visting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this weekend!

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