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Thursday, April 28, 2011

The New York Botantical Garden presents Azaleas Galore!

While not part of our upcoming Spring Big Adventure, this definitely fits the mold and well worth mentioning: The New York Botanical Gardens presents the Azalea Garden.

If you've not taken the trip up to the Bronx to visit the NYBS (a quick 20 minutes on Metro North from Grand Central), the Azaleas make for a great excuse to do so. Over two weekends- May 7th and May 14th- you can enjoy the explosion of color in the eleven acre park.  

Hey, looking for something for Mother's Day in NYC? I think you just found the answer.There is even a Mother's Day Picnic Package. Tickets run about $20 and there are a variety of activities beyond leaning over and staring at flowers. See more information below from Botanical Garden's Website on the doings with all things Azaleas....

The Azalea Garden represents the transformation of the Botanical Garden's historic Azalea Way into a richly layered horticultural extravaganza that celebrates the beauty and variety of these popular garden plants. 
The new Azalea Garden includes nearly a mile of woodland paths that meander through a collection of 3,000 azaleas and rhododendrons from around the world, planted beneath ancient native oaks, tulip trees, and sweet gum

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