When we were in New York last week for my workshop at the New York Open Centerhttp://www.opencenter.org we took the train to Brooklyn. We wanted to see an exhibit of John Singer Sargent's watercolors and the monumental wall hangings by El Anatsui made from bits of reclaimed metal at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. I was teaching that evening so we left early and were able to visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden first. The location for the Garden started as an ash dump in the late 1800s, and today it has come to represent the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display. It was founded in 1897 and you can click here for a link to a timeline with photos about it's early days.
Here is a brief photo essay of our visit: