Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this Labor Day weekend and head over to the Lily Pool Terrace to catch sight of elegant Sacred Lotus aquatic plants in full bloom.
Perennial 'Nelumbo nucifera' is unique because it's large graceful leaves, seed pods as well as buds and showy open flowers exist all at once. One of the most photographed scenes in the garden, this setting changes with the seasons.
Sharing the attention of the many visitors equipped with cameras are the colorful annual and perennial borders that have overflowed their beds onto paths and benches.
Also sure to delight are the birds, bees and butterflies that glide by the Urban Garden plantings as they decide where to feast. Come and be inspired by all this natural beauty so close to home while getting hints for your own garden.