2007-06-09

Members Reception in BBG's Cranford Rose Garden

Calm before the storm in the Cranford Rose Garden
Cranford Rose Garden

Wednesday evening, blog widow John and I went to the members' wine and cheese reception in the Cranford Rose Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. During the summer, BBG stays open until 8pm on Wednesday evenings for members only, one of their benefits to members.

John overheard another visitor say "Well, the roses are beautiful, even if the people aren't." Free cheese and crackers seemed to stir visitors into a feeding frenzy. Maybe it was the free wine, of which John and I don't partake. Away from the food, things were more pleasant, though still crowded in the rose garden. Away from the rose garden, the gardens were lovely.


Entrance to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Entrance to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Duck Family
Duck Family

Lily Pool Terace
Lily Pool Terrace

Lily Pool Terrace
Lily Pool Terrace

Water Lilies
Water Lilies

Busy Bees on Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum "“Adriana”"
Busy Bees on Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum "“Adriana”"

Water Lily
Water Lily

Mixed Perennial Border
Mixed Perennial Border

Lily Pool Terrace Fountain
Lily Pool Terrace Fountain

ID REQUEST: What is this plant?
Detail of unknown xeriscape plant

Cranford Rose Garden
Cranford Rose Garden

Cranford Rose Garden
Cranford Rose Garden

Also Pink
Also Pink

Rose Garden from the Overlook
Rose Garden from the Overlook

Rose Garden from the Overlook
Rose Garden from the Overlook

View Through
View Through

Palm House Reflected
Palm House Reflected

5 comments:

WrenaissanceWoman said...

Who invited all those tacky people, anyway?

I particularly like the ducks!

Jayne said...

What a very beautiful place, and your photos are stunning. I could just imagine the aroma in that rose garden! Great blog you have Xris. :c)

Julie said...

Love all the people! Not sure about those tacky ducks.
Keep up the good work, Xris!

J.

Xris said...

ww: If you like the ducks, I'll have to upload the photo of the evil bunny.

jayne: Thanks! Yes, the aroma of the roses was everywhere. All the years I've gone to BBG, I've never been there in June for the roses. It was something.

julie: Thought you might like these better than my tacky flower pictures [g].

Doctor Mom said...

Wonderful photos! Wish that I was there to enjoy the sights and scents.