If you didn’t make it to DC to watch those lovely pink blossoms snow all around the Washington monuments, you can still see the flowering trees at two local spots. The New York Botanical Garden is reporting that the blooms are 60 percent of the way to peak bloom — meaning that the next few days would make the perfect time for a visit.
There’s also a Daffodil Celebration and Wine Weekend going on this Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4pm at the NYBG with live music.
If you’re looking for an excuse to get into Brooklyn, we love the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s stunning lawn of cherry blossom trees. And this weekend is Sakura Matsuri, a weekend long celebration of sixty Japanese themed events and performances. As of publication, most of the trees are in “pre-bloom” but it changes daily, so by the weekend it may be the peak time to visit. Check out our guide to visiting the Brooklyn Botanical Garden here.
Or, if you can’t make it, just plant your flower boxes. Hearty little pansies won’t die even if we have a frost, so there’s no reason why you can’t get them in the ground.