Long Island, NY
On to Brooklyn Botanic Garden - I had seen New York Botanical Garden last
year (see New York 2003 in Pix area of site) so wanted to see this one now.
There is much here for you to enjoy, but I have to think my favourites were
the Japanese pond and the water lily ponds. This was followed by a lunch in
the Palm House and then we were off to Battery Park for a walk through to
Winter Garden. In Battery Park, Piet Oudolf has designed some gardens along
the wall. It was a beautiful walk with the sun shining and so many people
out enjoying the day. We saw the new Lynden Miller planting in Wagner Park,
the new garden outside the Museum of Jewish Heritage... all very beautiful
and enjoyed by so many people. There is also a very beautiful garden that is
part of the Irish Hunger Memorial. It is a very powerful reminder of what
happened in 1845 and that we should not forget to think about our future.