Weekends in Bloom: Sunday, May 7 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Weekends in Bloom: Sunday, May 7

Weekends in Bloom: Sunday, May 7

Weekends in Bloom

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Weekends from April 22 to May 14, celebrate Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s glorious spring blooms and flowering trees with pop-up music and dance performances, cultural programs, workshops for kids and families, Garden tours, and more.

Check back in early April for details.

All programs free with Garden admission. See all weekends.

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  • There's a water fountain in the forefront with a mass of green, leafy trees in the background.

    10–11 a.m. & 12–1 p.m.
    Osborne Garden Fountain

    Forest Bathing

    Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, is the process of deeply experiencing nature by taking it in slowly and thoughtfully through all the senses. Join this nature walk to relax, calm your mind, and deepen your self-reflection. Preregistration required; meet at the fountain in the Osborne Garden.

    RSVP for 10 a.m. RSVP for 12 p.m.

  • Two young girls prepare food in the Children's Garden.

    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Discovery Garden

    Family Discovery Weekends

    Learn and play together in the Discovery Garden. Hands-on stations throughout the garden’s meadow, woodland, and marsh habitats encourage families to explore nature alongside volunteer docents.

  • A circle of children listen to a teenager reading a picture book in a garden.

    10:45–11:45 a.m.
    Discovery Garden

    Spring Family Story Time

    Enjoy garden-inspired stories read by BBG volunteers on the Discovery Garden’s Woodland boardwalk. Drop in anytime to join—we welcome readers (and pre-readers) of all ages!

  • Sign that depicts a raccoon holding a sign that says

    11 a.m.–1 p.m.
    Lily Pool Terrace

    BBG Community Greening Table

    Ever wonder what it takes to make your block greener? Passionate about grassroots gardening? Meet the team that works with Brooklyn’s greenest blocks for tips on best practices for street tree care, choosing the right plant for the right place, growing your gardening community by engaging with neighbors, and more. Beginners welcome.

  • A view of a bridge in the Japanese garden.

    1–2 p.m.
    Magnolia Plaza

    Seasonal Highlights Tour

    Discover BBG’s plants and gardens in peak bloom and other highlights of the season on this tour led by a Garden Guide. Meet on Magnolia Plaza by building steps.


Art in the Garden is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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