Spring is finally here! Of course if you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing some of the gorgeous spring blooms around the state, you’re missing out! These breathtaking sites only happen around for a short amount of time, so get out there and start sightseeing!
1.) Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Between Asiatic Dogwoods, white magnolias and a perfect abundance of cherry trees, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is 52 acres of springtime splendor. Even plenty of springtime bulbs, like daffodils, tulips and forsythia are starting to peek their little heads through. There are even South African wildflowers that will start coming about in the next few weeks. You don’t want to miss it!
2.) Prospect Park. Prospect Park is one of the most beautiful parks in all of New York. What makes it truly unique is the fact that the park’s creators, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux kept the park’s original landscape. That means the 585 acres are still home to a waterfall, rolling hills, a lake and a lush woodland that’s home to over 30,000 trees. You can truly get lost here; miles of woodland paths will help take you far, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
3.) Central Park. Of course we couldn’t leave Central Park off the list; it’s not only one of the most iconic areas in New York, but also one of the most iconic areas in all of the United States. The entire park boasts an amazing array of spring beauty, but the 38-acre Ramble, just north of the lake, is a truly beautiful mixture of wildlands, winding paths and rock outcroppings. You’ll also find light purple crocuses, white snowdrops, delicate winter aconite and bright yellow daffodils.
4.) The High Line. At the moment, the High Line is currently undergoing its spring cutback. This is where the park is home to plenty of gardeners that come through and prepare the park for spring blooms. White squill is already starting to show through as the cutback begins. Dainty pink Dawn bodnant viburnum are also already coming through around Gansevoort Street (between West 14th and West 15th streets and between West 21st and West 22nd Streets).
5.) Wave Hill. As one of the most peaceful locations in New York City, Wave Hill is a beautiful 28 acre escape featuring plenty of trees and flowers to help you take in introduction to spring. In addition, plenty of beautiful views make the park an even more gorgeous visit. Take your pick of Okame cherry trees, Star Margnolias and Glory of the Snow as you walk through the paths. What’s even more beautiful is the purple Chionodoxa flowers that blanket the ground in early spring between the trees even begin budding.