Tours

After The Leaves Have Fallen: The Subtle Beauty of the Deciduous Trees of Winter

Sunday, December 2, 2018 – 12 pm at Magnolia Plaza

Obscured by a canopy of leaves much of the year, the winter tree’s bare silhouette and the patterns, colors and textures of its bark can yield clues about its identity. The trees’ leafless forms provide an opportunity to attune our senses to the subtly beautiful shapes, textures and hues of the deciduous trees of winter.

December’s tour provides a respite from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Walking the garden grounds counteracts some of the overindulgences of the holiday season while keeping the winter blues at bay. Maintaining a good mood and a sharp mind can prepare one to tackle any challenging family and work situations that might arise at holiday gatherings.

 

Getting Your New Year’s Resolutions Underway in the Sensuous Winter Garden: Focus on Color, Texture, Shape and Sound

Sunday, January 6, 2019 – 12 pm at Magnolia Plaza

Brightly dotting a blanket of snow, bold bursts of red and purple berries alert high-flying birds where to find their next meal. Dried grasses and decorative seed heads – purposely overlooked by the gardeners’ shears – bob, weave and whisper in the winter winds. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the winter garden while feeling virtuous about getting the new year off to a good start! Learn how and why healthy lifestyle habits like walking outdoors can propel your New Year’s resolutions to conquer vices like overeating, smoking, laziness and procrastination.

 

Lunar New Year in the Japanese Garden

Sunday, February 3, 2019 – 12 pm at Magnolia Plaza

Celebrated in Japan some centuries ago, Lunar New Year marks the advent of a new year at the juncture of winter and spring. Japanese Garden design is renowned for its emphasis on the “bones” of the garden – the year-round plant and hardscape elements that contribute to a garden’s wintertime appeal – making this the perfect time and place to explore the winter garden. Enjoy the soothing, contemplative atmosphere of the Japanese Garden in winter as you learn about the stylistic elements that distinguish eastern and western gardening styles.

 

Early Spring Flowers

Sunday, March 3, 2019 – 12 pm at Magnolia Plaza

Over a dozen different kinds of flowers grace the grounds of the late winter garden at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Celebrate the transition from winter to spring by admiring these petite, colorful and sturdy blooms undeterred by the frosts and snows of March.