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FREE Winter Weekdays at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

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Right now, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens is everything you need from an outdoor adventure. The snow covering its ground hasn’t been covered in asphalt dust or pissed on by your neighbor’s dog. It’s home to willow trees, cedars, cherry trees, pine trees, etc caked with fluffy white flakes that have only been disrupted by little birds and squirrels. It’s one of the few places in the city where you’ll feel like you’re walking around in an Ansel Adam’s photo.

When you get cold, you can warm up in the greenhouses. The tropical plant rooms is full of orchids, coffee beans, cocoa plants and tall trees…it looks like there should be sloths and toucans hanging out in there. Then there’s a desert collection, with sand and several species of cacti and succulents. I could continue listing the different species of plants at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens for hours and get equally excited about each one. But the most exciting thing about the gardens right now is the FREE admission on weekdays all winter. Got a real job? No worries, the gardens still has FREE admission before noon on Saturdays.

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FREE Winter Weekdays
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
1000 Washington Ave [Prospect Heights, Brooklyn]

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Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.


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  2. January 30, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Heck yeah…makes me (almost) want to move back to a climate with snow. There should be some great photo pics there with all the inches that came recently.