Brooklyn Botanical Garden by Daeja Fallas in Brooklyn, NY, USA

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is a New Yorker’s escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, within the city. As the seasons change the garden changes with them. It is a treat to escape from the buildings, the cars and the subway for a bit and enjoy the views sitting under the trees or walking in the Japanese garden. Spring is especially beautiful because of all of the different flowering plants and trees the garden has, especially the cherry blossoms. We got especially lucky the day we shot these photos. My friend and I went for a picnic and had almost the entire garden to ourselves to hang out under the trees, walk along the pond and take pictures… sweet little afternoon in the park, Brooklyn style.

Name:Daeja Fallas



Surfer, wanderer, painter, dog wrangler.

Tell us about the place you live:

Brooklyn is Manhattan’s younger, cooler sister.

A perfect day?

The best days are Saturdays in Brooklyn. Everyone hanging out, kids playing basketball, handball, soccer in the parks, late brunches on sidewalks, dogs, kids, markets…

My favorite day is Saturday. Up early to get my pup to the park before off leash hours are done so he can run with me around the park a few times, then straight to the farmers market for fresh eggs, apples, this time of year we are getting amazing brussels sprouts, and squash.

Then we usually head to brunch with friends or make it at home, wander through the Brooklyn Flea, head to Bam for a movie or just read in the park…

What is the best thing about your spot?

It’s Brooklyn

What is the worst?

I can’t stand cold weather.

What would be surprising about this place to an outsider?

How quiet it is at night

If your city was a person or character who would it be?

My city is several people. Artists, Film Makers, Photographers, Chefs, Writers, Moms, Gardeners… No one person could ever embody Brooklyn.

Who are three of your favorite artists?



Name:Daeja Fallas


Favorite place to eat:

Marlowe and Sons

Favorite place to drink:


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Local Tip:

BAM has free amazing concerts on Friday and Saturday nights in the BAM Café.

Must Do:

Take the East River Ferry