Sargent Juniper (Juniperus chinensis var. sargentii), multi-trunk style. Over 111 years old.
Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
Now to Sun., May 1: Graceful Perseverance Exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.
The most enduring trees in nature can be found in some of the most extreme environments, quietly persevering in the unpredictable locations where a seed has fallen and grown. Gnarled trunks and twisted branches speak of years of hardship and adaptation.
The art of bonsai takes moments in time in nature and captures their essence, mood, and atmosphere. The bonsai in this exhibition are shaped to mirror the unexpected beauty of life in challenging environments. Although small in size, these trees show the astute viewer vast expanses of landscape and limitless moments of time—past, present, and future.
The moon and the stars reflected in dewdrops on the grass. Even in a single drop.
Zen Master Dogen Zenji (1200–53)
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Seniors (65 and over): $4
Students with a valid ID: $4
Children under 12: Free
Winter Weekdays: Free
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
900 Washington Avenue